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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, that took place on August 24, 1942.
It is remembered as the last "official" cavalry charge in history between regular troops.
Some German liaison cavalry officers had witnessed everything from the neighbouring heights. They expressed their wonder and admiration for the anachronistic episode to Count Bettoni Cazzago, the Savoia Cavalleria commander saying: "Colonel, these kinds of things, we cannot do them anymore".