Field fortifications

Description:

"This manual describes field fortification methods and gives details of construction of entrenchments, emplacements, and shelters. It also outlines the principles of terrain appreciation which apply to field fortifications, and explains how to combine individual field fortifications into a unified system by means of organization of the ground."

Creator(s): United States. War Dept.
Creation Date: February 14, 1944
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
World War Two Collection
Government Documents A to Z Digitization Project
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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: February 14, 1944
Description:

"This manual describes field fortification methods and gives details of construction of entrenchments, emplacements, and shelters. It also outlines the principles of terrain appreciation which apply to field fortifications, and explains how to combine individual field fortifications into a unified system by means of organization of the ground."

Note:

Includes index.

"This manual supersedes FM 5-15, 1 October 1940, including C 1, 2 April 1941, and C 2, 10 December 1941; and so much of Training circular no. 52, War Department, 1942, as pertains to FM 5-15; Training circular no. 96, War Department, 1943."

Physical Description:

267 p. ill., maps, plans, tables, diagrs. 17 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): infantry | trench | surface shelter | artillery
Series Title: War Department field manual
Alternate Title: Corps of Engineers field manual, field fortifications
Alternate Title: Corps of Engineers, field fortifications
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Collection:
Government Documents A to Z Digitization Project
Identifier:
  • SUDOC: W 1.33:5-15/2
  • UNTCAT: b2437485 |
  • REP-NO: FM 5-15
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc96654
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text