Sabers through the Reich

Sabers through the Reich

World War II Corps Cavalry from Normandy to the Elbe

Battles and Campaigns

by William Stuart Nance

Foreword by Robert M. Citino

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky

366 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, 3 b&w halftones, 21 maps, 1 figure

  • Paperback
  • 9780813177533
  • Published: May 2019

$30.00 SR

  • Hardcover
  • 9780813169606
  • Published: May 2017

$50.00 SR


In Sabers through the Reich, William Stuart Nance provides the first comprehensive operational history of American corps cavalry in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II. The corps cavalry had a substantive and direct impact on Allied success in almost every campaign, and served as offensive guards for armies across Europe, conducting reconnaissance, economy of force, and security missions, as well as prisoner of war rescues. From D-Day and Operation Cobra to the Battle of the Bulge and the drive to the Rhine, these groups had the mobility, flexibility, and firepower to move quickly across the battlefield, enabling them to aid communications and intelligence gathering, reducing the Clausewitzian "friction of war."