I never needed one before, but I need one now, '' said the Lake View Terrace man who once trained for the Army horse cavalry
after enlisting in 1943.
We have witnessed the horse cavalry bounding overwatch from spur to spur to attack Taliban strong points--the last several kilometers under mortar; artillery and sniper fire.
In Afghanistan, a country we think of in somewhat medieval terms, our Special Forces have taken a page from the past, from the history of the horse cavalry and soldiers armed with swords and rifles, maneuvering on horseback," said Wolfowitz.
Trench warfare, machine guns, and artillery made horse cavalry
ineffective for that war--new weapons in future wars may do the same for manned combat aircraft.
He fought on the front lines in Poland's gallant but doomed defense against the Nazi blitzkrieg, which pitted horse cavalry
against panzer tanks.
The horse cavalry
was disbanded in 1942, a casualty of America's entry into World War II.
units were sent to the Italian Apennine mountains for the use of pack animal skills for hauling supplies in inaccessible regions.
Herr, Chief of Cavalry from 1938 to 1942, stubbornly insisted on the superiority of horse cavalry
over mechanized forces, preferring at most to create combined horse-mechanized regiments.
Motorized, mechanized, and aviation advances began replacing horse cavalry
, pack, and artillery units.
I think the police should have an economy drive to save money and the first thing they should get rid of is the horse cavalry
, which is rarely needed.
Olmstead makes this point clear even in his selection of the novel's timeframe: on the faultline between a mode of fighting, the horse cavalry
, on its way out, and the depersonalized, mass-destruction conflicts inaugurated by the Great War, already rumbling overseas and of which Napoleon's men speak in awe "as if new God.
Pershing predicted the end of horse cavalry
in 1917, but it took military smallarms designers a quarter-century to realize it.
Association and Lou Reda Productions in bringing this exceptional program to American television.
If you like to read about the horse cavalry
, you'll enjoy The United States Cavalry, An Illustrated History.
asked Sheryl Gordon, 50, of Winnetka, whose father fought at D-Day and whose grandfather served in the horse cavalry