Название: U.S. Army Order Of Battle, 1919-1941. Volume 2. The Arms: Cavalry, Field Artillery, and Coast Artillery, 1919-1941
Автор: Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Steven E. Clay
Издательство: US Army Combat Studies Institute Press
Размер: 10 Мб
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
Steve Clay’s massive work, US Army Order of Battle, 1919–1941, is, in many respects, the story of the American Army, its units, and its soldiers, during a period of neglect by a parsimonious Congress and others who perhaps believed in the notion that a “War to End All Wars” had actually been fought. Indirectly, it tells the story of a diminutive Regular Army that continued to watch faithfully over the ramparts of freedom in far-lung outposts like Panama, Alaska, the Philippines, and China, as well as the many small
and isolated garrisons throughout the United States; a National Guard that was called on frequently by various governors to prevent labor troubles, ight forest ires, and provide disaster relief to their state’s citizens; and an Organized Reserve whose members attended monthly drills without pay and for 20 years creatively and conscientiously prepared themselves for another major war.