Cavalry From Hoof To Track

Overview

  • History of cavalry from horses to tanks and helicopters
  • Sweeping narrative covers the ancient world, the Mongol hordes, medieval knights, the Napoleonic era, the Charge of the Light Brigade, the American Civil War, World Wars I and II, and more

Cavalry from Hoof to Track traces the evolution of the cavalry and demonstrates how its survival is a history of creative responses to the changing dynamics of modern...

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Overview

  • History of cavalry from horses to tanks and helicopters
  • Sweeping narrative covers the ancient world, the Mongol hordes, medieval knights, the Napoleonic era, the Charge of the Light Brigade, the American Civil War, World Wars I and II, and more

Cavalry from Hoof to Track traces the evolution of the cavalry and demonstrates how its survival is a history of creative responses to the changing dynamics of modern warfare.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811735773
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Series: Military History Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Roman Jarymowycz, a retired Canadian Army officer, holds a PhD in military history and has taught at the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College and the Royal Military College of Canada. He lives in Canada.
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Table of Contents

Foreword General Donn A. Starry vii

Preface xiii

1 Cavalry and the Operational Art l

2 The Classical Horse 8

3 The West in Decline: Mongol Cavalry 22

4 The Medieval Cavalry 34

5 Into the Aufklarung: Cavalry and the Lace Wars 55

6 Napoleonics, Part I: Cavalry Becomes an Operational Arm 72

7 Napoleonics, Part II: Ulm to Waterloo 78

8 The Industrialized Warhorse: From Balaclava to Gettysburg 92

9 The Warhorse versus Technology: From Mars-La-Tour to Little Bighorn: From the Sudan to Manchuria 107

10 Cavalry in the Great War, Part I: The Golden Summer 123

11 Cavalry in the Great War, Part II: Tactical Stalemate and Quest for Breakthrough 144

12 Mechanization and the Cavalry: Toward an Epiphanic Moment 153

13 Cavalry in the Second World War, Part I: The American Apocalypse 176

14 Cavalry in the Second World War, Part II: The Horse within Blitzkrieg 184

15 Cavalry in the Second World War, Part III: The Russian Warhorse and the Tank 193

16 Cold Warhorse: Pegasus ex Machina 197

17 The Warhorse in the New Millennium: Hoofed and Tracked 210

18 The Deliquescence of the Cavalry 220

Notes 229

Index 267

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