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Sabers through the ReichWorld War II Corps Cavalry from Normandy to the Elbe$
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William Stuart Nance

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813169606

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813169606.001.0001

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Race to Glory

Race to Glory

(p.51) 4 Race to Glory
Sabers through the Reich

William Stuart Nance

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter covers corps cavalry operations from Operation COBRA to the slowdown of operations in late September and early October 1944. It highlights how corps cavalry enabled Patton's freewheeling attack across France, led the liberation of Paris, and helped leap the Seine and Marne rivers. It also details the heavy fighting around Metz and the siege of Brest, as well as the fighting through Belgium and the Netherlands. Finally, it highlights Operation ANVIL, the invasion of southern France. It details operations throughout the Rhone River valley, including the Battle of Montélimar.

Keywords:   Liberation of Paris, Patton, Siege of Brest, Metz, Operation ANVIL, Battle of Montélimar

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