The Mess Kit (Food for Thought)

Fifth Corps Area, Camp Knox, Kentucky, 1922 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Military Training Camps Association

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780331067378

Category: Reference

Page: 178

View: 3859

Excerpt from The Mess Kit (Food for Thought): Fifth Corps Area, Camp Knox, Kentucky, 1922 On the 13th of June, 1921 President Warren G. Harding made at the White House the following statement. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Situation Desperate

U.S. Army Engineer Disaster Relief Operations, Origins to 1950

Author: Leland R. Johnson

Publisher: Defense Department


Category: History

Page: 288

View: 1115

NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT -OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price Traces the federal program from its tentative beginnings in the 19th century to the enactment of a permanent federal policy on disaster assistance in 1950. Explains how the Engineers came to acquire that mission during the great Mississippi River flood of 1882. Describes the development of the Corps' statutory authorities and the Army's regulations for emergency operations. Tells the stories of Corps and Army Engineer operations during various calamities."

Eyes of Artillery

The Origins of Modern U.S. Army Aviation in World War II

Author: Edgar F. Raines

Publisher: Government Printing Office


Category: Aerial observation (Military science)

Page: 372

View: 1353


The Story of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps (Paperbound)

The Backbone of the Army

Author: David W. Hogan,Arnold G. Fisch,Robert K. Wright

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160867545

Category: History

Page: 375

View: 755

CMH Pub. 70-38-1. David W. Hogan, Jr., et al, general editors. New edition which updates the 1989 version which culminated the Center of Military History's contribution to the Year of the NCO Corps since 1775. Has added chapters on Desert Storm, the Army during the 1990s, the Army in Afghanistan, and a new Epilogue to carry the story forward. Contains portraits of NCOs in action; and selected documents on responsibilities, professional status and specialist rank. Appendices include: evolution of NCO rank insignia, and a gallery of Noncommissioned Officer heroes.

The Army Medical Department, 1917-1941

Author: Mary C. Gillett

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160839696

Category: History

Page: 644

View: 9525

NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT-- OVERSTOCK SALE --Significantly reduced list price Mary C. Gillett's fourth and final volume The Army Medical Department, 1917-1941, provides a long-needed in-depth analysis of the department's struggle to maintain the health and fighting ability of the nation's soldiers during both World War I--a conflict of unexpected proportions and violence--and the years that preceded World War II. In 1917, unprepared as a result of the widespread conviction that to prepare for war is to encourage its outbreak, the Medical Department faced confusion exacerbated by a shortage of both equipment and trained personnel. While bringing to bear knowledge of disease and disease prevention gained in the years after the Spanish-American War, it redesigned and developed its approach to evacuation; struggled to limit the damage to health and effectiveness caused by poison gas, an unfamiliar and deadly weapon; worked to devise ways to limit the suffering and deaths from gas gangrene; began its research into the unique problems of aviators; and desperately tried but failed to control the 1918 influenza pandemic, leaving behind a mystery concerning this disease that is yet to be completely solved. As Gillett's volume reveals, budget cutting and the popular conviction that there would never be another war as horrible as World War I initially retarded all efforts by department leaders to organize for a major conflict during the interwar period. With the nation eased into accepting the likelihood of war by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Medical Department for the first time in its history was able to prepare, albeit to a limited degree, for war before the first gun was fired. In today's arena, The Army Medical Department, 1917-1941, has a far-reaching application for all officers responsible for the health of their soldiers. Related products: World War I resources collection can be found here: Other products produced by the U.S. Army, Center of Military History can be found here:

From Root to Mcnamara

Army Organization and Administration 1900-1963

Author: Center of Center of Military History United States Army

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781506091822


Page: 470

View: 9307

An analysis of the executive control exercised by the War Department over the men, money, and other resources required to raise, train, equip, and supply the United States Army.

The Corps of Engineers

Troops and Equipment

Author: Herbert H. Rosenthal,Jean E. Keith,Blanche D. Coll

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514724484


Page: 642

View: 4056

The world-wide operations of the U.S. Army in World War II involved an enormous amount of construction and the performance on a comparable scale of many other missions by the Corps of Engineers. This is the first of four volumes that will describe the participation of the Engineers in the war and the contribution they made toward winning it. Better known to the public in peacetime for its civil works, the Corps by the time of Pearl Harbor had turned almost its full attention to military duties. At home the Engineers took over all military construction, and prepared hundreds of thousands of Engineer troops for a variety of tasks overseas. These tasks included not only construction but also a number of other duties more or less related to engineering both in rear areas and in the midst of battle. In performing these duties in World War II the Army Engineers gained a proud record in combat as well as in service. This first volume tells how the Corps organized and planned and prepared for its tasks, and in particular how it trained its troops and obtained its equipment. The volumes still to be published will describe the huge program of military construction in the United States, and Engineer operations overseas in the European and Pacific areas. One of the objectives of the technical service volumes of the Army's World War II series is to capture the point of view of the service concerned. In doing so the authors of the present history, by thorough research and diligent solicitation of assistance, have also brought to their story a broad perspective, and they have told it with a felicity that should make their work a valuable guide to the Army as a whole, to the thoughtful citizen, and to the Engineers who served and who continue to serve the nation in war and in peace.

American Soldiers

Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam

Author: Peter S. Kindsvatter

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 432

View: 5494

The first book to bring together wartime experiences from the centuries four major conflicts recreates the exhaustion, emotional pain, bitterness, bravery, and comradship that has marked the American military experience.

The Supreme Command

United States Army in World War II, European Theater of Operations, V4

Author: Forrest C. Pogue,Orlando Ward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258454586


Page: 642

View: 648

A Description Of General Eisenhower's Wartime Command, Focusing On The General, His Staff, And His Superiors In London And Washington And Contrasting Allied And Enemy Command Organizations.

Hell in Harlan

Author: George Titler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990535133


Page: 290

View: 7840

George Joy Titler came to Harlan County, Kentucky, in 1937 to help the United Mine Workers of America labor union organize Harlan County's miners. For decades, the county's coal operators bitterly and violently resisted the UMWA's repeated organizing efforts in this remote southeastern Kentucky region. The coal operators' influence and power permeated the county's government and justice system, and stretched its reach to the Governor's office in Frankfort. The operators paid scores of sheriff deputies to intimidate, threaten, and kill organizers or miners who challenged their economic grip on the county. After four tumultous years, the UMWA organizers secured for Harlan's miners a fair contract. In this book, Titler recounts the history of Harlan County's labor troubles, and gives a first-hand account of his four harrowing years in "Bloody Harlan," where he and his friends survived car bombings, hotel bombings, machine gun ambushes, and other assasination attempts. His bravery and service on behalf of the miners and their families earned him a monacre befitting his personality: the "Bull of Harlan."

To Compel with Armed Force

A Staff Ride Handbook for the Battle of Tippencanoe

Author: Harry D. Tunnell,Combat Studies Institute,U. S. Department of the Army

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780394107


Page: 186

View: 9082

This study investigates the Tippecanoe campaign and battle conducted in 1811 between the United States military forces under the command of General William Henry Harrison and an Indian confederacy based at Tippecanoe. The study identifies and describes important relationships and treaties between the United States and Indians in the American northwest during the late eighteenth - and early nineteenth - century. The study details the actions in Harrison's Tippecanoe campaign in the fall of 1811. United States and woodland Indian military doctrine, tactics, and organization that apply to Tippecanoe are described. The study also describes key battlefield activities of the Tippecanoe battle on 7 November 1811.

The Roosevelt Myth

Author: John Thomas Flynn

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 161016346X

Category: United States

Page: 465

View: 5340


American Airpower Comes of Age

General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold's World War II Diaries

Author: General Henry H. Arnold

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410217356

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 9253

This volume has richly enhanced General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold's reputation as the father of today's United States Air Force. Major General John W. Huston, himself an Army Air Forces combat veteran of the war, has edited each of Arnold's World War II diaries and placed them in their historical context while explaining the problems Hap faced and evaluating the results of his travels. General Huston, a professional historian, has taught at both the US Air Force Academy and the US Naval Academy. A former Chief of the Office of Air Force History and an experienced researcher both here and abroad in the personal and official papers of the war's leaders, he has been careful to let Hap speak for himself. The result is an account of the four-year odyssey that took Arnold to every continent but one as he took part in deliberations that involved Allied leaders in major diplomacy/strategy meetings with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle, and Chiang Kai-shek. At those meetings, Hap recorded the comments of the various participants. His 12 diaries contain his own thoughts, which range from being lost over the Himalayas to comforting the wounded as they were airlifted from the Normandy beaches. He experienced an air raid in London and viewed the carnage in recently liberated Manila. Arnold recorded his honest impressions, from private meetings with King George VI in Buckingham Palace to eating from mess kits with his combat crews in the North African desert - all while perceptively commenting on the many issues involved and assessing the people, the culture, and the surroundings. This volume offers the best assessment we have of Hap as he survived four wartime heart attacks and continued to work tirelessly for proper recognition of airpower. It will also continue my emphasis while Chief of Staff of the US Air Force on encouraging professional reading through making historical accounts available to personnel of the finest air force in the world, a success achieved in large part because of Hap Arnold. Ronald R. Fogleman General, United States Air Force, Retired