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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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Frank Parker Early Mechanized Cavalry Theorist

Frank Parker Early Mechanized Cavalry Theorist

(p.43) 1 Frank Parker Early Mechanized Cavalry Theorist
Through Mobility We Conquer

George F. Hofmann

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter focuses on Frank Parker, a U.S. Army cavalry officer who first conceptualized combined arms mechanized force. Parker began to understand the idea of the operational depth of mechanized warfare supported by tactical aviation as a solution to trench warfare during World War I. He became a visionary after witnessing the introduction of the airplane and tank in warfare. The chapter provides background on Parker's education and career.

Keywords:   Frank Parker, mechanized force, cavalry officer, U.S. Army, airplane, tank, trench warfare

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