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Introductory Essay

General Donn A. Starry

in Through Mobility We Conquer

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780813124032
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134819 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0001
Introductory Essay

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This chapter concerns the mechanization of cavalry in the U.S. Army after World War I. It discusses the early mechanization experiments, the mechanization of horse cavalry units for service, and the merger of the cavalry and armor divisions in 1950. The chapter also explores the history of the development of mechanized forces in the whole of the U.S. Army, from the advent of tanks in battle in the 1914–1918 war to the end of Desert Storm in 1991.

Keywords: cavalry; U.S. Army; cavalry mechanization; armor divisions; World War I; World War II; tanks; Desert Storm

Chapter.  16905 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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