A commemoration of the 10 day retreat from Mons to the Marne, stopping in the same billet stops as the cavalry of 1914. The campaign will be a mounted event covering a total distance of 200 miles.
It is envisaged that the ride witll regard the country as hostile. As such, full patrols both reccon (aufklärungdienst) and security (sicherheitsdienst), will be deployed. This will mean that on some days the distances covered by these patrols could be more like 30 miles a day, with some patrols being atleast half a day ahead of the main body.
We are looking for Infantry, indeed all with an interest in the Great War, to take this as an opportunity to join in. There i also an imperative to attract those that want, to be ground crew, as the mounted element is only the tip the iceberg, which needs the rest to keep it afloat. Without full ground support, both in hostelry, support and sapping, the ride will not succeed.
Due to the rigours of march, it is not thought that horses will be hired but owned by the riders. This is due to the months of training required for both rider and mount before the event precluding both riders and mounts that have not been in such a training program.
Whilst there is no thought to do displays on the way (there will be enough to do), as the march will take place during the morning (ride out at 0800), there will be time for those that want to, to visit cemeteries, battle fields, points of interest or carry out public interaction including photo calls, during the afternoon on each day.
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