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The Resource Million-dollar barrage : American field artillery in the Great War, Justin G. Prince

Million-dollar barrage : American field artillery in the Great War, Justin G. Prince

Label
Million-dollar barrage : American field artillery in the Great War
Title
Million-dollar barrage
Title remainder
American field artillery in the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Justin G. Prince
Title variation
American field artillery in the Great War
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the beginning of the twentieth century, field artillery was a small, separate, unsupported branch of the U.S. Army. By the end of World War I, it had become the 'King of Battle,' a critical component of American military might. Million-Dollar Barrage tracks this transformation. Offering a detailed account of how American artillery crews trained, changed, adapted, and fought between 1907 and 1923, Justin G. Prince tells the story of the development of modern American field artillery - a tale stretching from the period when field artillery became an independent organization to when it became an equal branch of the U.S. Army. The field artillery entered the Great War as a relatively new branch. It separated from the Coast Artillery in 1907 and established a dedicated training school, the School of Fire at Fort Sill, in 1911. Prince describes the challenges this presented as issues of doctrine, technology, weapons development, and combat training intersected with the problems of a peacetime army with no good industrial base. His account, which draws on a wealth of sources, ranges from debates about U.S. artillery practices relative to those of Europe, to discussions of the training, equipping, and performance of the field artillery branch during the war. Prince follows the field artillery from its plunge into combat in April 1917 as an unprepared organization to its emergence that November as an effective fighting force, with the Meuse-Argonne Offensive proving the pivotal point in the branch's fortunes. Million-Dollar Barrage provides an unprecedented analysis of the ascendance of field artillery as a key factor in the nation's military dominance
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prince, Justin G.
Dewey number
940.4/1273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D570.32.A1
LC item number
P75 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Artillery, Field and mountain
  • United States
  • Artillery, Field and mountain
  • United States
Label
Million-dollar barrage : American field artillery in the Great War, Justin G. Prince
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"They Surely Had Men at Those Guns": An Introduction -- "Drifting Along as before the Civil War": The School of Fire and the Modernization of American Field Artillery -- "We Talk Preparedness and Remain Unprepared": Prewar Technology and Training -- "I Was After Guns and Not Hell": American Industry and Equipping the Army in the Great War -- "Open Warfare Must Not Be Neglected": Field Artillery Training, 1917-1918 -- "We Had to Pay for Our Unpreparedness": American Artillery and the Observation of Fire -- "The Million-Dollar Barrage": American Artillery in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 1918 -- "Misguided Youths and Old Methods": The Postwar Debates, 1919-1923 -- "Written with a Prologue": The Establishment of American Field Artillery
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1157628329
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780806167558
Lccn
2020024351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Million-dollar barrage : American field artillery in the Great War, Justin G. Prince
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"They Surely Had Men at Those Guns": An Introduction -- "Drifting Along as before the Civil War": The School of Fire and the Modernization of American Field Artillery -- "We Talk Preparedness and Remain Unprepared": Prewar Technology and Training -- "I Was After Guns and Not Hell": American Industry and Equipping the Army in the Great War -- "Open Warfare Must Not Be Neglected": Field Artillery Training, 1917-1918 -- "We Had to Pay for Our Unpreparedness": American Artillery and the Observation of Fire -- "The Million-Dollar Barrage": American Artillery in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 1918 -- "Misguided Youths and Old Methods": The Postwar Debates, 1919-1923 -- "Written with a Prologue": The Establishment of American Field Artillery
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1157628329
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780806167558
Lccn
2020024351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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