Attack & Defense of Fortified Harbors

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Franklin Hudson Publishing Company, 1916 - Coast defenses - 82 pages
 

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Page 80 - This is a small pamphlet of twenty-seven pages, in which the author has covered most admirably, for its small compass, an extensive subject. The pamphlet, as stated in the preface, is a compilation of a series of articles written by the author at the request of Colonel William E. McClure, commanding the Coast Artillery Reserve Corps of the State of Washington, and published in the Seattle Daily Times in January and February, 1914.
Page 81 - ... and papers treating of the subject. Giving, as it does, the general principles of attack and defense of coast fortifications in concrete form, the pamphlet is of great value to the coast artillery reserves or to any person desiring information on the coast artillery branch of our national defense, and who has not the time to give to an extended course of reading. By Captain Arthur PS Hyde, CAC 6x9. 27 pages. Illustrated. Paper. 1914.—Journal of the United States Artillery, January-February,...
Page 9 - ... clutch at each straw. A bill has been introduced and passed in the Senate, reappointing me to my old rank in the service. It has now been referred to the Military Affairs Committee of the House as per letter herewith enclosed, that is self-explanatory and which I would ask you to return for my file. It has been suggested to me that in view of the fact that the original report of the Military Affairs Committee before which you appeared was in condensed form and did not contain your complete testimony,...
Page 18 - ... possibility of ships of war forcing their way through the Dardanelles, at some sacrifice, has never been denied; but, having got through, could they have got back again? No admiral jealous of his reputation and of the ships and crews entrusted to his care, could forget the experience of Admiral Duckworth. As many mice have learnt to their cost, it is one thing to get into a trap and quite another to get out again. — Naval and Military Record.
Page 80 - November n, 1914. The first chapter deals with the general principles of coast defense. The necessity for permanent works and the general policy of the United States as to coast fortification are set forth. A list of the fortified harbors in the United States is given. The general forms of attack to which...
Page 81 - ... attack, including the organization of the defenses; the submarine and aerial defenses, and the function of the Navy in supplementing the shore defenses; the combined land and naval attack, and the defense against a combined attack. At the end of the book is given a synopsis of a correspondence course 80 in the subject of "Attack and Defense of Fortified Harbors.
Page 75 - Times at the request of Colonel William E. McClure, commanding the Coast Artillery Corps of Washington, have been published in pamphlet form under the title, "Attack and Defense of Fortified Harbors.
Page 66 - Washington to maintain as its minimum force a brigade of infantry, a squadron of cavalry, a battalion of field artillery, a field company of signal troops, and fourteen companies of coast artillery.

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