Books: Recent & Readable: Jul. 15, 1940

THE ART OF MODERN WARFARE—Hermann Foertsch—Veritas ($2.75).

Something to take along to Plattsburg for extracurricular reading. The author is a colonel on the German General Staff, the translator is Theodore Knauth of NBC's staff in Berlin. Major George Fielding Eliot calls it a "masterly exposition." Colonel Foertsch's doctrine calls for open-mindedness and adaptability in the individual officer; his discussion of modern land tactics (including the rationale of tank attacks, smoke screens, plunging fire, etc.) makes a useful addition to the sum of human knowledge.


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