US World War II and Korean War Field Fortifications 1941–53

US World War II and Korean War Field Fortifications 1941–53 cover

US World War II and Korean War Field Fortifications 1941–53

Description

The US Army and Marine Corps in World War II considered themselves highly mobile, offensive forces. Their mobile-warfare doctrine envisioned field fortifications and obstacles as temporary in nature. As a result, their design was simple and made use of local materials, and they could be constructed comparatively quickly, whilst still providing adequate protection. By the time of the Korean War, only minor changes had been made to field fortification construction and layout, and to small-unit organization, weapons, and tactics. This title addresses field fortifications built by US infantrymen during World War II and in Korea, and covers rifle-platoon positions, trenches, crew-served weapon positions, bunkers, dugouts, shelters, observation posts and anti-tank obstacles.

Product details

Published 15 Mar 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781849080286
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 29
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

Illustrator

Ian Palmer

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