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U.S. Cavalry - History of America's Mounted Forces
(DVD / NR / 2015 / Mill Creek Entertainment)

Overview: Mount up! The cavalry has been part of America's history from before the nation was founded and is still in service today. Charge into the fight with this 5-part series chronicling one of the most important branches of the military.

DVD Verdict: From the horse-mounted regiments that birthed our nation to the armored machines paving the front lines, cavalry units have changed warfare and the outcome of battles for over 200 years. Here in 'U.S. Cavalry - History of America's Mounted Forces' you will learn about their traditions and legacy in U.S. CAVALRY ... and so, so much more!

From the creators of the best-selling documentaries UP FROM SLAVERY, VIETNAM: 50 YEARS REMEMBERED, and LAWMEN OF THE OLD WEST, 'U.S. Cavalry - History of America's Mounted Forces' shows us, clearly, how the U.S. Cavalry became the designation of the mounted force of the United States Army from the late 18th to the early 20th century. The Cavalry branch was absorbed into the Armor branch in 1950, but the term "Cavalry" remains in use in the U.S. Army for certain armor and aviation units historically derived from cavalry units.

Origins to America's First Wars
Indians, Custer, and The West
The Rough Riders and a New Horse
Patton and World War II
The Modern Cavalry

With the details of the first part in the series, Origins to America's First Wars, touched on above already, Indians, Custer, & The West details how the United States expanded and pushed into new territories in accurate accounts of Wounded Knee, the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and creation of the Buffalo Soldiers. The Rough Riders and a New Horse bring us up front and in the action with we charge into the fight with Teddy Roosevelt as he leads troops into Cuba and the battlefield begins to change when new innovations create a new horse that will change the world.

The fourth part of the series, Patton & World War II is where we join the General who will revolutionize the cavalry and lead it from the last battle fought on horses to modern tanks - and showcases inventions that will win WW2 and be the next generation of armored cavalry. The final part of the series, The Modern Cavalry, we learn about more up to date Cavalry. Such as the air cavalry and regiments that have fought in Vietnam, Iraq, and on today's front lines. The U.S. Cavalry is still an example of excellence, full of pride and tradition, that are critical to our armed forces, and this 5-part documentary is rather excellent at showcasing just that. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.