Accession Number:

AD0621361

Title:

Bicycle Troops

Descriptive Note:

Task rept.

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH REMOTE AREA CONFLICT INFORMATION CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

The report presents a history of the use of bicycles for transportation by combat troops prior to World War I, during World War I and II, and more recently the use of bicycles in guerrilla warfare. The armament, mobility, speed, distance, design, and load-carrying capacity of bicycles for transportation in remote areas and guerrilla warfare are discussed. The effect of terrain on the utilization of bicycles, the organization, strength, and tactics of bicycle units, and the training of combat troops using the bicycles are also considered.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE