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Like ours, they carried pistols and swords. In the age of machine guns.
My nephew, career Army, 3 tours in Iraq, always carried a pistol to dispatch any approaching threat to his men, when in a town or village, and did so several times. Handguns. Don't leave home without one.
Not so much as a weapon, but as a badge of authority.
I thought only the Imperial German Army had troops called Uhlans. Huh. I learn something new every day.
The Polish had them, too!
Uhlans = lancers.