Taxidirt 1909

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CarlL
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Taxidirt 1909

Post by CarlL » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:33 pm

Well here is an article project I never got finished that has been printed in a new(?) Spanish print publication, but spotted over on TMP and OMM websites at
http://theminiaturespage.com/news/?id=1997443068
or http://onmilitarymatters.com/pages/dfindex.php

where the blurb says:
"Taxdirt 1909 The heroic cavalry charge in the Melilla campaign. Early in the afternoon of Monday, September 20, 1909, 65 Spanish riders threw themselves at about 1,500 Rifian troops. The surprise was absolute. More than a hundred of the bewildered Harquenos remained on the ground, and when the rest tried to regroup, the riders, led by the Lieutenant-Colonel Cavalcanti, charged again. After making a third and final charge and fulfilling his mission, the cavalry retired. [Spanish Text] $28.00 USD"

photo of front cover courtesy of TMP & OMM websites
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Re: Taxidirt 1909

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:37 pm

Muchos grandes cahones :D :D

Gary
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Re: Taxidirt 1909

Post by Gary » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:50 am

"Very big drawers"?? Cajones being drawers as in furniture not underwear!

Cojones muy grandes.......your Celtic Iberian is slipping!!

My t'other half once asked for a sideboard/dresser with very big balls much to the delight of the store sales team.......😂😂
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bannockburn bhoy
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Re: Taxidirt 1909

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:41 pm

I thought you would get the gist... :D

Richard B.
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Re: Taxidirt 1909

Post by Richard B. » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:16 pm

I have a couple of the publishers books, better than Osprey IMHO.

Will look out for this one next time I`m in a bookshop in Spain :D

I wonder if this is the cavalry engagement Ashmeed Bartlett described in his book "The passing of the Shereefian empire", its about the right time period? My copy is already in Spain, will have to cross-check when I get back.......... :ugeek:
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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