National Defense: Handbook to War

This week, the first peacetime conscripts of the U. S. Army were called to the colors, began their military education. For many, lessons will be based on a new textbook, a 344-page, brown-covered book, replete with illustrations, maps, prose, all of which tell wearers of blue-corded infantry hats about new tricks they will have to learn, old tricks to be forgotten. The book : Infantry Field Manual FM 7-5. The editor: No. 1 U. S. foot soldier, hand some, white-haired Major General George Arthur Lynch.

Periodically Army books on waging war are overhauled,...

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