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Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry

George F. Hofmann


The U.S. Cavalry, which began in the nineteenth century as little more than a mounted reconnaissance and harrying force, underwent intense growing pains with the rapid technological developments of the twentieth century. From its tentative beginnings during World War I, the eventual conversion of the traditional horse cavalry to a mechanized branch is arguably one of the greatest military transformations in history. This book recounts the evolution and development of the U.S. Army's modern mechanized cavalry and the doctrine necessary to use it effectively. It also explores the debates over ho ... More

Keywords: U.S. Cavalry, World War I, U.S. Constabulary, strategy, tactics, equipment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780813124032
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George F. Hofmann, author