Dummy sword thrust practice, 9th Hodson's Horse, 1920s

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Dummy sword thrust practice, 9th Hodson's Horse, 1920s
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actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Dummy sword thrust practice, 9th Hodson’s Horse, 1920s.

Photograph, Mullick Photo House, India, 1920s.

A sowar of 9th Hodson’s Horse demonstrates a sword thrust while his horse negotiates a barrier. The thrust technique involved the sowar holding his sword with the point facing the enemy. As the tip entered the target the momentum of the horse would drive the strike home. The rider would then bring his arm back and the sword would be withdrawn as the horse rode off.

From an album of photographs associated with 4th Hodson's Horse and 9th Hodson's Horse, World War One (1914-1918), and India, 1920-1938.

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