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Numbered among the many Monday-morning-quarterbacks who appeared in print throughout much of the Twenties and Thirties were the old horse soldiers of yore, bemoaning the fact that industrial warfare had deprived their breed of the glory that was their birthright. The attached editorial appeared in VANITY FAIR magazine shortly after the war ended, and boy, was he upset that American cavalry was left out of the fight:

"Twenty thousand properly mounted cavalry would have converted the German defeat at Chateau Thierry to a disintegrating rout, entailing the loss of tens of thousands of prisoners and innumerable guns and material, according to American cavalry officers recently returned from France."

     


'American Cavalry Should Have Fought in the War' (Vanity Fair, 1919)

'American Cavalry Should Have Fought in the War' (Vanity Fair, 1919)

'American Cavalry Should Have Fought in the War' (Vanity Fair, 1919)

'American Cavalry Should Have Fought in the War' (Vanity Fair, 1919)

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