Axis Cavalry in World War II

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Osprey Publishing, 2001 - History - 48 pages
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It is often forgotten that the German Wehrmacht of 1939-45 relied heavily upon horses. Not only was the majority of Army transport and much of the artillery dependent on draught horse teams; the Germans also kept a horse-mounted cavalry division in the field until the end of 1941. After withdrawing it, they discovered a need to revive and greatly expand their cavalry units in 1943-45. The Army and Waffen-SS cavalry proved their worth on the Russian Front, supported by other Axis cavalry contingents - Romanian, Hungarian, Italian, and locally recruited. In this book an experienced horseman describes that last generation of horse-soldiers in a text supported by tables, photographs, and meticulous colour plates.
  

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Contents

GERMAN ARMY CAVALRY 193941
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Revival of Army regiments and formations
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MlKE CHAPPELL spent 22nd SS Volunteer Cavalry Division Maria Theresia
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subjects in 1968 Mike has Veterinarians farriers procurement and remounts
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FURTHER READlNG
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lNDEX
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About the author (2001)

Dr Jeffrey T. Fowler is a retired US Army historian and military police officer who served in Korea and Germany. He is the director of a security-consulting firm in the American Midwest. His passions are military history, weapons, dogs, and horses. This is his first book for Osprey.

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