The Cavalry Charge that smashed the Ottoman invasion of Europe
The Winged Hussars of Poland were the cavalry strike force that raced to the relief of Vienna when it was besieged by by a huge Turkish Army in 1683 on 11th-12th September.
Treacherously aided by the French elite, the Ottomans had swept through central Europe. If they took Vienna, the gates would be opened for them to take all disunited Germany. But then, when all seemed lost, the Poles and their allies arrived and saved the day!