The United States Cavalry: An Illustrated History, 1776-1944

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University of Oklahoma Press, 2003 - 192 pàgines
With color and verve, Gregory J. W. Urwin presents the history of the mounted forces of the United States. He combines combat reports, personality profiles, and political and social overviews to present a complete picture of a bygone era extending from the Revolutionary War well into the twentieth century. For more than a century, the U.S. Cavalry played a prominent role in American military conflicts, serving as both a frontier police force and as a major combat arm in the republic's conventional wars. Urwin begins his story in New York City in 1776 with the Continental Light Dragoons and continues it through the days of the "pony soldiers" of the western plains, including detailed coverage of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry Regiment. Urwin concludes with descriptions of General John J. Pershing's 1916 Punitive Expedition into Mexico and the exploits of the 26th U.S. Cavalry, the only United States mounted outfit to see combat in World War II, during the defense of the Philippines in 1941-42.
 

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Without a doubt this is a good book for anyone who wants to know about the various battles the Cavalry fought throughout history. I would highly recommend it to those who are fact-oriented and driven ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Preface
7
Experiments Expedients and HalfMeasures
30
In the Vanguard for Manifest Destiny
65
Skirting the Whirlwind 184861
90
Policing the Plains 186590
134
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