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Sabers through the Reich: World War II Corps Cavalry from Normandy to the Elbe

William Stuart Nance


This work provides a complete battle history of American corps cavalry in World War II. It asserts that these cavalry formations made an outsized contribution to the Allied victory in the European theatre in correlation to their actual size. These cavalry groups made the "90 Division gamble" actually work, allowing American corps and army commanders to mass combat power at the decisive point. Furthermore, this work also highlights the role of the reconnaissance and security battle at the operational level. It demonstrates how this long-overlooked part of military operations is an absolute esse ... More

Keywords: World War II, Cavalry, Operations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813169606
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813169606.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Stuart Nance, author