By Gary W. Palmer
Ten years within the making, Time of Transition is Palmer’s tribute to his father, who served within the 106th Cavalry crew in the course of global conflict II. Deftly mixing professional wartime files with clean interviews, tales and infrequent images from own and archival collections, Palmer follows the 106th, a unit of the Illinois nationwide shield, as its 1,500 body of workers make the transition from horses to mechanization and perform the landmark Louisiana Maneuvers of 1940-41.
Palmer stocks the private reviews of the numerous nationwide protect squaddies who, as a result of consistent juggling of team of workers, knowledgeable and served with ordinary military devices resembling the 4th, 14th and twenty seventh Cavalry teams in the course of global battle II. as well as the Guardsmen, usual military cavalry troops relate their inspiring wartime tales. Palmer additionally uncovers the behind-the-scenes actions of the battle division, military common employees, and different army devices as they try out the firepower of the normal horse cavalry opposed to the hot expertise of tanks, jeeps and different mechanized automobiles.
Packed with motion and research, Time of Transition is a quantity of army background that salutes the pioneers who stood on the crossroads of culture and modernization—and courageously grappled with the demanding situations of change.