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9780875803975

Men on Iron Ponies : The Death and Rebirth of the Modern U.S. Cavalry

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  • ISBN13:

    9780875803975

  • ISBN10:

    0875803970

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-05-31
  • Publisher: Northern Illinois Univ Pr
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Summary

Morton focuses on the conversion from the horse to the machine in the U.S. Armys ground reconnaissance operations. Beginning with WWI, he explains the Cavalrys contribution to reconnaissance and the ways in which new technologies threatened to make the branch obsolete. Morton traces the debate and experiments up through WWII when, despite a few successful missions, the Cavalry ultimately concluded that the horse had no place in modern warfare.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 3
The Lessons of World War I: Realization to Implementationp. 13
The 1930sp. 24
The Big Maneuvers and Warp. 63
War in the Mediterraneanp. 115
D-Day to VE-Day: Cavalry Groups across Europep. 146
The Last Cavalry Warp. 193
Conclusionp. 221
Notesp. 231
Selected Bibliographyp. 271
Indexp. 279
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