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  • Main Title Field fortifications
  • Series Title War Department field manual
  • Alternate Title Corps of Engineers field manual, field fortifications
  • Alternate Title Corps of Engineers, field fortifications


  • Author: United States. War Department.
    Creator Type: Organization


  • Name: United States. Government Printing Office.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 1944-02-14


  • English


  • Content 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."
  • Physical Description: 267 p. ill., maps, plans, tables, diagrs. 17 cm.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Fortification, Field.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 -- Military engineering -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Military engineering -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: United States. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Keyword: infantry
  • Keyword: trench
  • Keyword: surface shelter
  • Keyword: artillery

Primary Source

  • Item is not a Primary Source


  • Name: World War Two Collection
    Code: WWII
  • Name: Government Documents A to Z Digitization Project
    Code: ATOZ


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Book


  • Text


  • SuDoc Number: W 1.33:5-15/2
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2437485
  • Report No.: FM 5-15
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc96654


  • Display 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."