EVERYTHING WORKED LIKE CLOCKWORK: The Mechanization of British Regular and Household Cavalry 1918-1942
Describes the process of retraining British and Household cavalry regiments from post-WWI to 1942 to fight in armored vehicles. Relies heavily on regimental and War Office archives, the historical papers of the tank manufacturer Vickers, Britain by Mass Observation archives, the Imperial War Museum's oral history archives, and interviews with the small number of remaining WWII veterans.
This book checks the accuracy of the assertion that the delay in mechanization was due to reluctance by the cavalrymen to part with their horses and their technophobic attitude. Includes the backdrop of the social, economic and political climate of the 1920s and 1930s, and the pressure on politicians from the wider franchise and public opinion.
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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