National Defense: Horses on Wheels

One week last fall, many a U. S. armchair general, vicariously glorying in the dash and glamor of Stuart, Forrest and Sheridan, thought he saw cavalry go down forever with the evening sun. That first week in September the famed Polish cavalry threw itself into the path of the German mechanized columns, and was swept out of the way like rubbish. But hard-boiled military men, especially the Germans, knew that cavalry was still a long way from being scrap-heaped. The Poles' mistake had been to use cavalry as striking forces rather than as screens...

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