Accession Number:

ADA129741

Title:

A Maximum of Support: The Development of U.S. Army Field Artillery Doctrine in World War 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

167.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this thesis is to discuss the development of U.S. Army field artillery doctrine in World War I. This war marks a revolution in both technical artillery developments and their application in modern warfare. The prewar U.S. Army was unprepared in numbers of personnel, materiel, and training to make any contribution to the Allied war effort in France. By the time of the last offensive in October 1918, the First Division had clear ideas on the requirements for infantry-artillery cooperation. Only the technical deficiencies of artillery and communications equipment prevented the optimum use of artillery fire support for the divisions last battle of the war.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE