Patton's Iron Cavalry - The Impact of the Mechanized Cavalry on the U.S. Third Army Page: 81
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infantry at the cost of three dead and thirteen wounded. The Germans also managed to destroy
one armored car and damage two light tanks.178 Although not a large battle, this action is
indicative of the fighting that occupied the Brave Rifles throughout the first half of March, and
also demonstrates the ability of the cavalry to hold their positions in open battle, given the right
circumstances, attachments, and terrain.
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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/m1/87/: accessed February 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .