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World War II US Cavalry units : Pacific theater

Author: Gordon L Rottman
Publisher: Oxford, New York : Osprey, 2009.
Series: Elite, 175
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of military forces, artifacts, personalities and techniques of warfare. \\At the time of Pearl Harbor, ten US Calvary regiments were still horsed; one fought mounted in the Philipines, but many were then dismounted and sent to the Pacific. While retaining their calvary identity, organization and traditions, these units then saw action as infantry. Regiments of 1st Calvary Division took part in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon L Rottman
ISBN: 9781846034510 1846034515
OCLC Number: 423599477
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: INTRODUCTION: Organizational history of the US Cavalry, 1865-1918 ; the interwar years --
PRE-WAR CAVALRY REGIMENTS: Regiments, squadrons, companies and troops ; horse cavalry unit organization --
WARTIME DISMOUNTED CAVALRY ORGANIZATION: Comparative weakness in manpower and crew-served weapons ; wartime augmentations ; tactical limitations --
26TH CAVALRY REGIMENT (PHILIPPINE SCOUTS): The retreat to Bataan ; Morong ; Mt. Nabib --
TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD CAVALRY: BACKGROUND --
112TH CAVALRY REGIMENT (SPECIAL), 1942-OCTOBER 1944: New Caledonia and Australia ; Woodlark Island ; New Britain ; New Guinea --124TH CAVALRY REGIMENT (SPECIAL), 1942-45: India ; Burma --
1ST CAVALRY DIVISION (SPECIAL): Australia ; Admiralty Islands ; The Philippines: Leyte and Samar ; Luzon ; Manila ; Southern Luzon ; Occupation of Japan.
Series Title: Elite, 175
Other Titles: World War 2 US Calvary units
World War two US Calvary units
Responsibility: Gordon L. Rottman ; illustrated by Peter Dennis.

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At the time of Pearl Harbor, the United States Army still had ten cavalry regiments. This book covers the different US cavalry units to see action during World War II. It includes the little-covered  Read more...

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