THE INFANTRY JOURNAL READER by Col. Joseph I.-ed. Greene


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Whenever chance has put a copy of The Infantry Journal in my way, I have been impressed with the readability and variety of its content, even for the mere layman. This collection bears out that opinion, and that in spite of the fact that the selection of material is definitely along military lines. There are special articles on a wide range of subjects in the field, -- air arm, tank division, parachute troops, anti-tank and anti-aircraft, criticism and comment and suggestion for improvement of existing methods, griping in peacetime over hindrances to growth, military language, discipline, leadership, psychological factors, tales of the old army, the value of historical precedent in learning the government, prognostications, sound and unsound, and so on. There is much that is of historical value as showing over a period of years, the alert foresightedness of some officers (articles go far back as 1910), and the changing viewpoint. There are innumerable contributors whose names, no doubt, carry weight per se with the military audience, but for the general public it is of interest that among these contributors are names like General Patton, General Chennault, General Stilwell, General Summerall, etc.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1943
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran