ARMY: News from the Armored Force

Good armies are never too good to learn from each other. At Fort Benning, Ga. and Fort Knox, Ky. in 1936, Germany's Major General (then Colonel) Adolf von Schell was an honored guest of the U.S. Army. He saw its small, experimental mechanized units at work, took back many a valuable lesson for Hitler's Panzer divisions. Last month Chief of Staff George C. Marshall told a Congressional subcommittee: "In the last two weeks we have gotten more exact data than we have previously had as to the employment of German armored and motorized...

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