Murray State University

Poster Title

The Resurrection of Cavalry: The Russo-Polish War

Institution

Murray State University

Abstract

The Russo-Polish War, fought in the early 1920s, was of decisive importance to the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the twentieth century. Most accounts of the period of 1914-1922 in Europe argue that the cavalry and horses had become anachronisms and irrelevant to modern warfare. My study, on the other hand, will show the ways in which horse-mounted forces continued to be decisive in the conflicts of the post-WWI era. By comparing cavalry statisitics to those of other great calvry battles, such as WWI, I will prove in my paper that the Russo-Polish War could not have been fought without the war horse. If the sources needed are avaliable, I also hope to discover a profile of sorts of each countries horses; such as breed, age, height, etc and use this information to decide if these were factors in how strong their cavalry force was.

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The Resurrection of Cavalry: The Russo-Polish War

The Russo-Polish War, fought in the early 1920s, was of decisive importance to the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the twentieth century. Most accounts of the period of 1914-1922 in Europe argue that the cavalry and horses had become anachronisms and irrelevant to modern warfare. My study, on the other hand, will show the ways in which horse-mounted forces continued to be decisive in the conflicts of the post-WWI era. By comparing cavalry statisitics to those of other great calvry battles, such as WWI, I will prove in my paper that the Russo-Polish War could not have been fought without the war horse. If the sources needed are avaliable, I also hope to discover a profile of sorts of each countries horses; such as breed, age, height, etc and use this information to decide if these were factors in how strong their cavalry force was.