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The Japanese produced their first modern light tank in 1935. This vehicle, the Type 95 (1935), subsequently was standardized and manufactured in large numbers. With its improved suspension and hull, and its turret-mounting of a Type 94 (1934) 37-mm highvelocity gun, it represented a...read more

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Leyte, Philippine Islands, 20 October 1944. The American Army returned to the Philippines over the beaches of Leyte Island. Red Beach was defended by the Japanese occupying a number of large, well-camouflaged pillboxes. Immediately after their landing, the leading elements of the 3d Battalion,...read more

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France, October 1944. The rain and chill which precedes winter in the Vosges mountains had started. The 442d Regimental Combat Team was weary and battle-scarred after fighting in Italy. Most of its members were Americans of Japanese ancestry. Men with names like Sumida, Miyamoto, Takemoto and...read more

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This bulletin has l)been l pl)ared from first-hand rleports on German methods of warfare as ellcollntered in lbi)va; many of thi docilllellts are
British in origin, but some of the more importanlt are verl)atiml reprints of captured German orders. The bulletin will serve a dual purl)ose: (...read more

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German policy has consistently emphasized the development of highly mobile armies, and Germany's military successes have been gained in wars of maneuver. During the past 25 years the German High Command has become thoroughly convinced of the soundness of the Schlieffen theories of movement, ...read more

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Germany is at present committed to a strategic defensive on her Western Front, and in recent months she has had to spur herself to feverish activity to add new fortifications on that front. Despite this recent emphasis on fortifications, however, there is no factual
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The principal Germnan infantry weapons are here described in order to enable U. S. troops to identify and, when the opportunity exists, to operate them.'No attempt has been made to provide all the details necessary for the maintenance and repair of the weapons described.
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British military terminology includes a number of words unfamiliar to U. S. troops. However, a more serious difficulty is caused by the fact that British usage includes many words identical with ours but having important differences in meaning; for example, gallon, ton, battery
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Perhaps to a greater extent than any other army, the German Armed Forces employ military abbreviations on their maps and charts, on task force tables of organization, on direction and location sign posts in combat zones, on field orders, and, in short, in every case where abbreviations may...read more

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The expressions "esprit de corps," "morale," "spiritedoutfit," "crack unit," and "elite troops" all bear witnessto the fact that there is more to an armed force thanorganization, equipment, and tactics. A good outfitpossesses this additional, though intangible, asset. Allarmies make great...read more

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