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17%OFFDavid R. Dorondo - Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945 - 9781612510866 - V9781612510866
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Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945

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Description for Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945 Hardcover. The history of the German cavalry, a combat arm that not only survived World War I but also rode to war again in 1939; though concentrating on the period between 1939 and 1945, the book places that history firmly within the larger context of the mounted arm's development from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 to the Third Reich's surrender. Num Pages: 336 pages, 15 photos. BIC Classification: 1DFG; 3JH; 3JJ; HBLL; HBLW; HBW; JWD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 30. Weight in Grams: 567.
Despite the enduring popular image of the blitzkrieg of World War II, the German Army always depended on horses and could not have waged war without them. While the Army’s reliance on draft horses to pull artillery, supply wagons, and field kitchens is now generally acknowledged, David Dorondo’s Riders of the Apocalypse examines the history of the German cavalry. Though concentrating on the period between 1939 and 1945, the book places that history firmly within the larger context of the mounted arm’s development from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 to the Third Reich’s surrender. Driven by both internal and ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2012
Publisher
Naval Institute Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
320
Place of Publication
Annopolis, United States
ISBN
9781612510866
SKU
V9781612510866
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About David R. Dorondo
David R. Dorondo holds the degree of D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. He is professor of modern German and European military history at Western Carolina University.

Reviews for Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945
Dorondo's book has several strengths. First, he shows a knowledge of horses that is both deep and nuanced. The research is meticulous, based on documents from the National Archives, as well as a wide array of secondary sources. The writing is engaging, and the work is enhanced by some excellent photos, many from the author's personal collection. Although the cavalry ... Read more

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