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It was noticed in pre WW2 Germany that the Germans were in fact building stocks of Tanks in their Cavalry HQ in Zossen, south of Berlin. This was also the German HQ during WW2. It is rumoured that a Civil Servant at the time stated that if the Germans could use Cavalry for their Tank crews then the British should to.


The coming back part, is, IMHO well covered by Tom Au. But the disappearance is due to modernisation of the armies in the 15th Century as well as the appearance of fire-weapons. In the earlier Middle Age, the nobles were equiped with lances and mounted on horses. This lead to the tactical uses of heavy cavalries, which were, e.g., quite effective in the ...

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