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Through Mobility We ConquerThe Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry$
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George F. Hofmann

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124032

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.001.0001

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Introductory Essay

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Through Mobility We Conquer
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General Donn A. Starry

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0001

This chapter concerns the mechanization of cavalry in the U.S. Army after World War I. It discusses the early mechanization experiments, the mechanization of horse cavalry units for service, and the merger of the cavalry and armor divisions in 1950. The chapter also explores the history of the development of mechanized forces in the whole of the U.S. Army, from the advent of tanks in battle in the 1914–1918 war to the end of Desert Storm in 1991.

Keywords:   cavalry, U.S. Army, cavalry mechanization, armor divisions, World War I, World War II, tanks, Desert Storm

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