Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command (Paperback)

Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command By S. L. a. Marshall Cover Image
NOT ON OUR SHELVES- available for order, usually ships in 1-5 days


S.L.A. "Slam" Marshall was a veteran of World War I and a combat historian during World War II. He startled the military and civilian world in 1947 by announcing that, in an average infantry company, no more than one in four soldiers actually fired their weapons while in contact with the enemy. His contention was based on interviews he conducted immediately after combat in both the European and Pacific theaters of World War II.

To remedy the gunfire imbalance he proposed changes to infantry training designed to ensure that American soldiers in future wars brought more fire upon the enemy. His studies during the Korean War showed that the ratio of fire and more than doubled since World War II.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780806132808
ISBN-10: 0806132809
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: June 19th, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English