Operations of the 37-mm Gun Platoon, 26th Infantry, 1st Division, Oct. 1-12, 1918

This narrative pertains to the happenings during combat of a small unit attached to a battalion.

There are no broad interpretations of Principles of War involved. Rather in the preparation of this paper the author endeavored to point out situations and conditions of battle experienced personally and which may invite consideration from the standpoint of basic principles of field service and combat principles of small units in open warfare.

The 37-mm platoon which the author commanded belonged to the 26th Infantry. The regiment fought as the right flank regiment of the 1st Division attack during the period October 1-12, 1918, in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. (more)

CPT Jeorge J. Forster

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