Schwien, Col. Edwin E.


The Infantry Journal, Washington D.C., 1st ed., 1936. Vii + 121 pp., 18 fldg., sketch maps + 1 fldg., plan. Original green cloth ; gilt ; 23 x 15cm. Some of gilt title to front dulled ; edges of the occasional sketch map, mainly no. 2, frayed from where it has stuck out & small tear, no loss, to blank corner margin of no. 18 ; ownership sig., of a Major ; o/w V.G. Published in Washington D.C. in 1936, this is a First Edition study of the use of intelligence of enemy actions in decision-making. It investigates the functions of G-2 and explains its workings using examples from World War I. The author writes with authority since he was an instructor at the Command and General Staff School, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, from 1932-1936. Part One covers The Intelligence Factor in its Relation to the Commander ; Part Two explores Collection, Interpretation and Dissemination of Enemy Information (of particular interest here is the chapter on Prisoners and Captured Documents) ; Part Three considers Application of Intelligence to Small Units. Illustrated with eighteen superb folding sketch maps plus a folding plan.

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