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The Resource Doctrine under trial : American artillery employment in World War I, Mark E. Grotelueschen ; foreword by Tim Travers, (electronic resource)

Doctrine under trial : American artillery employment in World War I, Mark E. Grotelueschen ; foreword by Tim Travers, (electronic resource)

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Doctrine under trial : American artillery employment in World War I
Title
Doctrine under trial
Title remainder
American artillery employment in World War I
Statement of responsibility
Mark E. Grotelueschen ; foreword by Tim Travers
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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1969-
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Grotelueschen, Mark E.
Dewey number
940.4/1273
LC call number
D570.27 1st
LC item number
.G76 2001eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Contributions in military studies,
Series volume
no. 203
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  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Artillery drill and tactics
  • Military art and science
Summary expansion
Artillery proved to be the greatest killer on the Western front in World War I, and the use and misuse of artillery was certainly a determining factor in the warDÌ‚'s outcome. While many books explore the artillery forces and employment of the European powers, this is the first study to examine artillery employment in the American Expeditionary Force. Grotelueschen follows one AEF division through its entire World War I experience, from preliminary training to each of its battles in France. This approach allows for great investigative depth and an opportunity to explore the implementation of doctrinal changes throughout the war. While accounts of the AEF written in the immediate aftermath of the war praised it as a great fighting machine, most scholars have concluded that the AEF was a flawed combat force. This study demonstrates that despite significant flaws and weaknesses, especially in artillery doctrine and employment, at least some AEF divisions did attain effective fighting ability. American divisions were most successful when carrying out limited, set-piece attacks, efforts that ran counter to approved US Army and AEF doctrine at the time. Historians will find this unique approach to the study of division level strengths and weaknesses to be useful in making more accurate and complete comparisons among the great armies of the Western Front
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Doctrine under trial : American artillery employment in World War I, Mark E. Grotelueschen ; foreword by Tim Travers, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-168) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000140534
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unknown
Isbn
9780313311710
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(alk. paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000140534
Label
Doctrine under trial : American artillery employment in World War I, Mark E. Grotelueschen ; foreword by Tim Travers, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-168) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000140534
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780313311710
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000140534

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