15 mai 1940, le mercredi de La Horgne : de la mémoire à l'histoire. : La campagne de mai-juin 1940 de la 3e Brigade de Spahis.

Abstract : Wednesday, May 15, 1940, in the small Ardennes village of La Horgne, west of Sedan, the troopers of the 3rd [Cavalry] Brigade of Spahis (2nd Regiment of Algerian Spahis from Tlemcen and 2nd Regiment of Moroccan Spahis from Marrakech) try to stop a part of the most modern Panzer-Division of the Wehrmacht. Commemorative History has focused on a 3rd Brigade of Spahis that was simply "annihilated" in about ten hours of fighting, but not before putting out of action a thousand German soldiers. For its part, the scientific History takes into account 50 Spahis and 31 German soldiers killed in action. More than 76 years after the fact, it is more than time to put an end to the legend of the "useless slaughter of 700 Spahis charging German tanks on horseback at La Horgne."
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Thierry Moné. 15 mai 1940, le mercredi de La Horgne : de la mémoire à l'histoire. : La campagne de mai-juin 1940 de la 3e Brigade de Spahis.. Histoire. Université Paris 4 Paris-Sorbonne, 2016. Français. ⟨tel-01468845⟩

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