This photograph is eloquent of the complete waste of cavalry in the warfare of the Western Front. The cavalry are returning after an attack, while the equally doomed infantry run into action. Of the dozen or so horses returning, more than half are rider less. In the new warfare of trenches, wire and heavy artillery, there was no longer a place for brave and chivalrous cavalry attacks. However, few commanders fully admitted this and continued to send men and horses forward on pointless and wasteful attacks. [Original reads: 'Cavalry after an attack on the enemy.'].