The development of large cavalry formations was based on two main reasons. First of all, Poland was not economically ready and lacked the production capacities to form and maintain armoured forces comparable to the German or French ones. Secondly, the tradition of the Polish cavalry was still very significant and played a huge role in the Army. Those forces were well trained and adapted to Polish conditions. Cavalry, during 1939, fought both mounted and on foot, depending on the situation. Most of the time horses were used as a transport, to quickly change positions and surprise the enemy, but in some of the cases, the unconventional approach was needed.
Due to the defensive character of September Campaign cavalry units often fought as regular infantry, holding fortified positions. Cavalry Brigade, called "Mazowiecka" ("Mazovian"), fighting alongside with several infantry formations held back Germans in the course of the battle of Mlawa. For over 4 days Polish cavalry and infantryman stood their ground, despite being outnumbered and outgunned.
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