Was Calvary still useful in WW2 or was it a sure way to die?

I recently saw an article written that stated Calvary was still quite useful in WW2 despite it being outdated and almost suicidal to be on the battlefield. However it did not go into detail as to what purpose mounted Calvary would be useful for. I imagine it mostly would have been useful in the supply chain and medical rescue especially in Eastern Europe and desert terrains. Could this be elaborated on as information is spotty at best about mounted Calvary in WW2?


This probably can answer your question.


Italians effectively used cavalry on the eastern front and in Ethiopia during WW2. I believe the Italians in WW2 had the last successful cavalry charge on the eastern front.