By Col. James S. Powell
The 112th Cavalry Regiment entered federal carrier in November 1940 as struggle clouds amassed thick at the horizon. by way of July 1942, the 112th used to be headed for the Pacific theater.
As the warfare neared its finish, the regiment back needed to shift its concentration quick from an expected offensive at the jap domestic islands to turning into a part of the career strength within the land of a conquered enemy.
James S. Powell completely mines basic files and buttresses his tale with pertinent secondary bills as he explores intimately the ways that this army unit tailored to the altering calls for of its tactical and strategic atmosphere. He demonstrates that this studying was once now not easily a question of progressively construction on adventure and honing appropriate abilities. It additionally required gaining knowledge of shortcomings and speedily taking motion to improve—often whereas in direct touch with the enemy.
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Learning under Fire: The 112th Cavalry Regiment in World War II (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) by Col. James S. Powell