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Frank Parker Early Mechanized Cavalry Theorist

George F. Hofmann

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/9780813124032.003.0003
Frank Parker Early Mechanized Cavalry Theorist

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This chapter focuses on Frank Parker, a U.S. Army cavalry officer who first conceptualized combined arms mechanized force. Parker began to understand the idea of the operational depth of mechanized warfare supported by tactical aviation as a solution to trench warfare during World War I. He became a visionary after witnessing the introduction of the airplane and tank in warfare. The chapter provides background on Parker's education and career.

Keywords: Frank Parker; mechanized force; cavalry officer; U.S. Army; airplane; tank; trench warfare

Chapter.  13227 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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