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Nance, William Stuart. Patton's Iron Cavalry- The Impact of the Mechanized Cavalry
on the U.S. Third Army. Master of Arts (History), May 2011, 163 pp., 1 table, 11 maps,
references, 242 titles.
The American military experience in the European Theater of Operations during the
Second World War is one of the most heavily documented topics in modern historiography.
However, within this plethora of scholarship, very little has been written on the contributions of
the United States Cavalry to this era. The six mechanized cavalry groups assigned to the Third
Army served in a variety of roles, conducting screens, counter-reconnaissance, as well as a
number of other associated security missions for their parent corps and the Army. Although
unheralded, these groups made substantial and war-altering impacts for the Third Army.
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Nance, William Stuart. Patton's Iron Cavalry - The Impact of the Mechanized Cavalry on the U.S. Third Army, thesis, May 2011; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc68023/m1/2/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .