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Colonel Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, 1898.
陆军上校罗斯福与他的莽骑兵于1898年合影

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老罗斯福与莽骑兵 (Rough Riders)
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莽骑兵最为人称道的就是他们在189871日于圣胡安山的追捕行动。 

罗斯福和他的莽骑兵是一支有多重特质的团队。在战争期间,他们比任何一之军队得到更多的名声。你有没有看过西部片里,民团人员骑着马在一阵沙尘风扬中,在坏人身后追逐着。那就很类似莽骑兵进攻的样子。当然,实际上莽骑兵并没有赢得自己的战争。在战争期间,有许多士兵与骑兵队员光荣战死。 

就在莽骑兵的圣胡安山行动的几天后,西班牙舰队逃到古巴。不过几周后战争就退出,而美国也取得胜利。

The Rough Riders are best remembered for their charge up San Juan Hill on July 1, 1898.

Roosevelt and his Rough Riders were a colorful group of characters. During the war, they received the most publicity of any unit in the army. Have you seen any of those old Westerns where the posse rides after the bad guys in a cloud of dust? That's pretty much how the Rough Riders were portrayed. Of course, the reality was that the Rough Riders didn't win the war on their own. There were many soldiers and cavalry units who fought and died in the war.

A few days after the Rough Riders' charge up San Juan Hill, the Spanish fleet fled Cuba. It was just a matter of weeks before the war had ended and the U.S. was victorious.

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