Accession Number:

AD1120429

Title:

Developments in Ground Warfare from 1939 to 1948 and Future Potentialities

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1949-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

30

Abstract:

The two outstanding tactical theories that emerged from World War I envisioned an attack on the enemys command aimed at demoralization of the enemys fighting forces and attack on the enemys civil population to disrupt his economy and demoralize his government. These were to be attained by the use of armor and aircraft. From one grew the concept of the employment of armor in mass and the employment of aircraft to place soldiers in the heart of the enemy rear from the other grew the concept of tactical and strategic bombing. The use of airborne troops, although not demonstrated in World War I, was later developed and applied by Russia, improved upon by Germany and exploited by the United States and Great Britain.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]