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Steel Cavalry

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The 8th (New Brunswick) Hussars and the Italian Campaign
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Steel Calvary is the story of the transformation of a horse cavalry unit to one of Canada's most famous armoured regiments.

Founded in 1848 as the first volunteer cavalry regiment in British North America, the 8th (New Brunswick) Hussars began the Second World War as a Motorcycle Regiment before converting to tanks in 1941. First posted to Italy in late 1943, they formed part of the great drive beyond Monte Cassino to Rome. But their reputation was forged at the Gothic Line and Coriano Ridge during two weeks that marked their fiercest and bloodiest trial of the war.

Author: Lee Windsor
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Published Date: November 4th, 2011
# of Pages: 200