The cavalry, in its many guises worldwide, virtually shaped the cornerstone battles of world history. This vital role is examined in a volume which provides information on all wars and major battles from 1661 onwards in which the cavalry played a decisive role. The text includes details of various types of cavalry and troops, the countries who maintained a cavalry, the tactics, strategies and ploys used in conflicts, and an index of cavalry markings and the flags of various armies. The book is illustrated with full colour drawings of horses, cavalrymen and equipment, including weapons of each period, flags and other markings.
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This is the first popular history of the Western world's horse cavalry to appear in several years. The authors unaccountably begin their account in the 17th century and bring it through 1939. The text discusses cavalry tactics and organization and gives examples of its use in various wars. The coverage, however, is uneven and often sketchy. The best part is the numerous color paintings of specific uniforms, impeccably detailed. The book is attractive, but contains insufficient data to make it suitable as a reference work. John Ellis's Cavalry: The History of Mounted Warfare (LJ 12/15/78) remains preferable.
- Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Los Angeles
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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