I called this review finally, because, finally a serious, in depth study, of the British, (and Commenwealth)cavalry, in the First World War.
David Kenyons book, although very detailed, gallops along (sorry) at a cracking pace, exploding myths along the way. These, indeed all, arguments, are backed up with extensive maps, and notes.
The authors love of the mounted arm comes through, although he is not afraid of detailing failures, as well as success, of the horsemen, this, unlike a lot of WW1 books, leads me to trust the research more than in other books on the subject.
The notes about his father, and Richard Holmes, both heavily involved in this book,… Read more