New York: American Army and Navy Journal, 1922.
Illustrated by Illustrated. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #15032
Cocked, tone, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; "The practical art of leading troops in war. With numerous illustrations, practical exercies, and new tables of army organization. This text is written for the purpose of teaching a simple, definite system of tactics, being the system adopted by our army as a result of experience in all our wars. The method adopted is know as the Applicatory System, in which we proceed in each case from theory to practical illustrations and demonstrations, and finally to examination, tests and problems. The text covers in detail the tactics of the infantry and its auxiliary weapons, with a general survey of the operations of other arms. The duties of the leaders of the combat units, and the exact manner in which they perform these duties in various situations are explained and illustrated." Rejecting "the intolerable burden of maintaining large standing armies" this post-World War One textbook was designed to train junior officers and non-commissioned officers to lead future, hastily trained, citizen armies using simple small unit combat tactics. First Edition, First Printing of this classic New Military Library textbook incorporating the lessons of World War One operations. ; The New Military Library; xxii, 332, 105, 74 pages.