Boots and Saddles (bugle call)

Boots and Saddles is a bugle call sounded for mounted troops to mount and take their place in line.[1]. In the British Army it is used as a parade call.[2] Its name drives from the French boute-selle, "put on saddle".[3]

References

  1. http://www.goatlocker.org/resources/nav/wavfiles.htm Wave files of this and other bugle (and whistle) calls
  2. Byron Farwell, The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Land Warfare: An Illustrated World View (W. W. Norton & Company, 2001), ISBN 978-0-393-04770-7, p. 118. Excerpt available at Google Books.
  3. Wedgwood, Hensleigh (1855). "On False Etymologies". Transactions of the Philological Society (6): 70.
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