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Notes on Infantry Attacks and Raids as Organized in the Present War

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Infantry Attacks

Author : Erwin Rommel
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Field Marshal Erwin Rommel exerted an almost hypnotic influence not only over his own troops but also over the Allied soldiers of the Eighth Army in the Second World War. Even when the legend surrounding his invincibility was overturned at El Alamein, the aura surrounding Rommel himself remained unsullied. In this classic study of the art of war Rommel analyses the tactics that lay behind his success. First published in 1937 it quickly became a highly regarded military textbook, and also brought its author to the attention of Adolph Hitler. Rommel was to subsequently advance through the ranks to the high command in the Second World War. As a leader of a small unit in the First World War, he proved himself an aggressive and versatile commander, with a reputation for using the battleground terrain to his own advantage, for gathering intelligence, and for seeking out and exploiting enemy weaknesses. Rommel graphically describes his own achievements, and those of his units, in the swift-moving battles on the Western Front, in the ensuing trench warfare, in the 1917 campaign in Romania, and in the pursuit across the Tagliamento and Piave rivers.This classic account seeks out the basis of his astonishing leadership skills, providing an indispensable guide to the art of war written by one of its greatest exponents.

Infantry Attacks

Author : Danny M. Davis
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This paper considers whether it is feasible to employ light infantry formations in offensive operations to the tactical depths of the battlefield in a mid-intensity environment; and, if it is feasible, what are the operating principles that should guide the use of light infantry forces in these operations? The paper examines the use of infiltration tactics by the Germans during the 1918 offensives, the early writings of Liddell Hart and writings triggered by his thoughts, and contemporary threats relevant to the use of light infantry forces. It is concluded that the light infantry can be very useful on the modern battlefield, but it cannot operate against an armored threat alone, nor can it be the arm of decision when operating against such a threat. Operating principles include 1) protection of light infantry forces should be achieved by a balance of active and passive means with emphasis on the latter; 2) firepower should be developed with a balance between destructive fires and disorganizing fires with emphasis on the latter; 3) light forces should capitalize on their locomobility to achieve the required ability to maneuver; and 4) light forces should be logistical improvisers. (EDC).

Squandered Victory

Author : James H. Hallas
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Hallas examines in depth the St. Mihiel operation, begun on September 12, 1918, providing an analysis of American Expeditionary Force commander John J. Pershing's struggle to form an independent American army in France and the importance of the operation from both political and military standpoints.

Infantry Attacks

Author : Danny M. Davis
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This paper considers whether it is feasible to employ light infantry formations in offensive operations to the tactical depths of the battlefield in a mid-intensity environment; and, if it is feasible, what are the operating principles that should guide the use of light infantry forces in these operations? The paper examines the use of infiltration tactics by the Germans during the 1918 offensives, the early writings of Liddell Hart and writings triggered by his thoughts, and contemporary threats relevant to the use of light infantry forces. It is concluded that the light infantry can be very useful on the modern battlefield, but it cannot operate against an armored threat alone, nor can it be the arm of decision when operating against such a threat. Operating principles include 1) protection of light infantry forces should be achieved by a balance of active and passive means with emphasis on the latter; 2) firepower should be developed with a balance between destructive fires and disorganizing fires with emphasis on the latter; 3) light forces should capitalize on their locomobility to achieve the required ability to maneuver; and 4) light forces should be logistical improvisers. (EDC).

The frontal attack of infantry tr from the October number of the pamphlet issued by the ed of the Militair Wochenblatt by E Newdigate

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Military Review

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Warfare in the Medieval World

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Warfare in the Medieval World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable gunpowder weapons during the Thirty Years War. Through an exploration of thirty-three selected battles, military historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the changing tactical relationships between the four weapon systems-heavy and light infantry and heavy and light cavalry - focusing on the evolution of shock and missile combat. This is the second part of an ambitious two-volume study of the subject. The first volume, Warfare in the Ancient World, examined the evolution of warfare from the Bronze Age to the highly organized armies of the Greeks and the Romans.

In Country and on Line with the Light Infantry 1966 1970

Author : Larry McDougal
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Infantry Soldier

Author : George W. Neill
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Infantry Soldier describes in harrowing detail the life of the men assigned to infantry rifle platoons during World War II. Few people realize the enormously disproportionate burden the men in these platoons carried: although only 6 percent of the U.S. Army in Europe. They suffered most of the casualties. George W. Neill served with a rifle platoon in the 99th Infantry Division. Now a seasoned journalist, he takes the reader into the foxholes to reveal how combat infantrymen lived and survived, what they thought, and how they fought. Beginning with basic training in Texas and Oklahoma, Neill moves to the front lines in Belgium and Germany. There he focuses on the role of his division in the Battle of the Bulge. The 99th, recruits bolstered by veterans of the 2nd Division, held the northern line of the bulge, preventing a German breakthrough and undermining their strategy. Using his wartime letters, his research in the United States and Europe, and hundreds of interviews, Neill chronicles his and his friends’ experiences—acts of horror and heroism on the front line.