The Twilight Riders: The Last Charge of the 26th Cavalry

The Twilight Riders The Last Charge of the th Cavalry A stunning collision of militaray eras The heroic and tragic final campaign of the U S horseback cavalry against the mechanized Japanese Army of World War II

  • Title: The Twilight Riders: The Last Charge of the 26th Cavalry
  • Author: Peter F. Stevens
  • ISBN: 9780762764853
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A stunning collision of militaray eras The heroic and tragic final campaign of the U.S horseback cavalry against the mechanized Japanese Army of World War II

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    1. The last cavalry charge by a unit of the United States Army was in World War in the Philippines aand was conducted by the 26th Cavalry Regiment [Philippine Scouts]. The work is an excellent history of the unit that General MacArthur used to delay and blunt Japanese invasion forces at the outbreak of the war. Well documented, it tells the story of the Filipino enlisted men led by American officers. This a good addition to the library of anyone interested in the war in the Pacific Theater.

    2. The Philippines campaign of 1941-42 and the interwar American Army are some of my favorite historical topics. I bought Twilight Riders because, in telling the story of the 26th U.S. Cavalry regiment, it covered both. Despite the excellent choice of topic, this book is just not very well written. I thought I might be heading into trouble when the author mentioned the U.S. gaining control of the Philippines after Admiral Dewey sailed halfway around the world with he Great White Fleet to attack the [...]

    3. "Thus ended the 26th Cavalry (Philippine Scouts), the last cavalry regiment in United States history to go into action on their traditional mount, the horse. From Damortis to the last organized stand on ill-fated Bataan, it had fought courageously, steadfastly, and efficiently to uphold the finest military tradition of both countries from which its members were drawn the 26th Cavalry which gave the last full measure of devotion to duty, and country, in defense of the Philippine Islands"-Major Wi [...]

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