This is coolbert:
Yet one more instance of Italian heroics during the Second World War [WW2].
Thanks to the tip from a You Tube video:
"Charge of the Savoia Cavalleria at Izbushensky"
"The charge of the Savoia Cavalleria at Izbushensky was a clash between the Italian cavalry regiment Savoia Cavalleria and the Soviet 812th Siberian Infantry Regiment, part of the Soviet 304th Infantry Division, that took place on August 24, 1942,"
Victory for the Italian, defeat for the Russian.
"Though a minor skirmish in the theater of operation of the Eastern Front, the Izbushensky charge had a great propaganda resonance in Italy and it is still remembered as one of the last cavalry charges in history."
UNDERSTAND FULL WELL NOT THE LAST USE OF CAVALRY IN WARTIME BUT A CAVALRY CHARGE PERHAPS THE LAST SUCCESSFUL MASSED CAVALRY CHARGE IN HISTORY!!
From the wiki: Aftermath.
"32 cavalrymen had died, including the commanders of the 3rd and 4th squadrons, 52 were wounded. Well over 100 horses were also lost. The enemy had left behind 150 dead, 300 wounded, 600 prisoners . . . 4 cannons, 10 mortars and 50 machine guns."
See my entire index of blog entries regarding Italian superior performance, bravery and courage as was the case during WW2. Under the correct circumstances the Italian contrary to popular opinion could and did fight well.