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The Terrible Turmoil of Postwar Germany and the U.S. Constabulary

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/9780813124032.003.0011
The Terrible Turmoil of Postwar Germany and the U.S. Constabulary

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This chapter examines the situation of post-war Germany and the development of the U.S. Constabulary. It mentions the opinion of Brigadier General Albin F. Irzyk of the Fourth Armored Division of the U.S. Army that, after the defeat of Germany, a staggering achievement occurred when a new organization was created mainly from armor and mechanized cavalry elements. He was referring to the new police-security organization called the U.S. Constabulary, which was expected to be lighter and more mobile than the mechanized cavalry.

Keywords: post-war Germany; U.S. Constabulary; Albin F. Irzyk; mechanized cavalry; police-security organization

Chapter.  25121 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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