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Instructions for Gunners' Examination in the Field Artillery; September 1, 1917

Hammond, John S., and Olmstead, Dawson

Published by E. P. Dutton & Company, New York, 1917
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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Pocket-sized (4.75 inches by 6.25 inches), 142, [2] Pages. Illustrations. Maps. Figures. Corners of some pages bumped. Cover has slight wear and soiling. The authors were Inspector Instructors in the U. S. Army Field Artillery. One of the authors rose to the rank of Major General in the United States Army. Dawson was Chief Signal Officer during the major portion of World War II, and presided over a momentous buildup of the Signal Corps. With a budget that grew from nine million in 1941, to more than five billion in 1943, Olmstead turned to both the Signal Corps laboratories and the private sector to meet the demands of total war. With the assistance of an advisory council of reserve officers and a civilian advisory board comprised of key figures in the communications industry, Olmstead brought the Signal Corps to wartime footing. Accomplishments included activating hundreds of Signal units and training thousands of officers and enlisted personnel in a reorganized Signal School. Olmstead's illustrious career blossomed in the 1920s and flourished during the depression years of the 1930s. However, it was during World War II that Olmstead's talent and vision won him the Distinguished Service Medal. His colleague may have been the John Hammond who also rose to the rank of General and became the owner of the New York Rangers. This publication was intended to assist candidates taking the Field Artillery Gunners' Examination. It is indicative of the state of knowledge and perspective as the United States entered the First World War. This handbook has been prepared for use in the instruction of candidates for rating as gunners under the provisions of Special Regulations No. 53, War Department, dated May 7, 1917. In this order specific requirements are laid down for the examination and classification of gunners of Field Artillery from all types of gun and howitzer batteries used in the service and from candidates from headquarters and supply companies and Battery Commanders' details. In as much as the 3-inch gun battery is the standard type, the instruction as to materiel covered by this handbook has reference to the service of this piece. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Bookseller Inventory # 73197

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Title: Instructions for Gunners' Examination in the...

Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company, New York

Publication Date: 1917

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Edition: 1st Edition

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