Axis Cavalry in World War II, Men at Arms No 361, Osprey
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- Product Code: D18930 
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- Date added: 25/02/2021
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It is often forgotten that the German Wehrmacht of 1939-45 relied heavily upon horses. Not only was the majority of Army transport and much of the artillery dependent on draught horse teams; the Germans also kept a horse-mounted cavalry division in the field until the end of 1941. After withdrawing it, they discovered a need to revive and greatly expand their cavalry units in 1943-45. The Army and Waffen-SS cavalry proved their worth on the Russian Front, supported by other Axis cavalry contingents - Romanian, Hungarian, Italian, and locally recruited. In this book an experienced horseman describes that last generation of horse-soldiers in a text supported by tables, photographs, and meticulous colour plates.
GERMAN ARMY CAVALRY 1939-41
- Pre-war re-organisation
- bicycle troops
- 'Army' and 'Troop' cavalry
- reconnaissance battalions
- 1st Horse Regiment, pre- & post-mobilisation
- 1st Cavalry Brigade
- 1st Cavalry Division
GERMAN ARMY CAVALRY OPERATIONS 1939-41
- 1st Cavalry Brigade in Poland, 1939
- 1st Cavalry Division in the West, May-June 1940
- Russia June-December 1941
- the lessons of winter
THE CONTINUING ROLE OF CAVALRY 1942-45
- Anti-partisan operations
- mounted military police
- Revival of Army regiments and formations, 1942-45 - Cavalry Command for Special Operations, 1942 - Cavalry Unit Von Boselager, 1942-43 - Cavalry Regiments Centre, North & South, 1943-44 - Army cavalry brigades, divisions and corps, 1944-45
THE WAFFEN-SS CAVALRY
- SS-Totenkopf Reiterstandarte
- SS Cavalry Brigade
- 8th SS Cavalry Division 'Florian Geyer'
- 22and SS Volunteer Cavalry Division 'Maria Theresia'
- 37th SS Volunteer Cavalry Division 'Lutzow'
MOUNTING & SUPPORTING THE GERMAN CAVALRY
- procurement and remounts
- shelter and feeding
NON-GERMAN CAVALRY FORCES
Author: Jeffrey T Fowler