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A Salute to the Horse

Social science looks back

by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR staff

A horse

Historians have demonstrated that it was once common for military officers to salute horses. Here, for example, is a brief film documenting a Cossack saluting the horse of Czar Nicholas.

If you have a fairly fast Internet connection, take your choice of these formats for viewing the salute:

Real Media Salute

MPEG (approx 3 meg) Salute

Quicktime Salute

(Thanks to the Library of Congress for making this film available.)

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