THE CAVALRY 1939-1945.

Piekalkiewicz, Janusz.


1st Eng., lang., ed., 1979. 256 pp., numerous photo-ills., + maps. D.j., 26 x 19cm. Small owner's label removed from foot of f.e.p., o/w Nr.FINE. This book provides the first detailed history of the employment of mounted units during World War II. It contains not only an extensive chronological account of the campaigns in which cavalry was involved, but also a thorough examination of the formation and units of the nations concerned. It shows exactly how mounted units were used in battle, and where their tactical and strategic value lay. Letters and memoirs of cavalrymen and regimental records present a vivid impression of what it was like to fight on horseback on battlefields dominated by tanks and automatic weapons.

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