Theatre of Combat or Operation
For over 300 years the Hussars have had to deal with many types of enemies in a wide range of environments. From the frozen mountains of Korea to the steaming jungles of Malaya and the open plains of central Europe they have faced everything from sophisticated armoured divisions to elusive guerrilla fighters.
Select from any of the time zones below to start your journey in discovering the theatre of combat or operation that involved the Hussars during this period:
The Great War 1914-18
The 3rd, 4th and 8th Hussars fought on the Western Front, in France, throughout the War.
In 1914 and 1918 they fought as cavalry using the speed of their horses to reach the scene of the action whether it be in retreat or advance.
In the intervening years they frequently found themselves in the trenches or being held for the great breakthrough which never occurred.
The 7th fought fierce battles in Mesopotamia against the the Turks.
In both theatres of war the dangers from terrain and environment were frequently presented as great as those provided by the enemy.
- Western Front 1914-18 timeline
- Mesopotamia 1917-18 timeline