The Field Artillery: History and Sourcebook

The Field Artillery: History and Sourcebook

by Boyd L. Dastrup

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Overview

This reference book by a well-known historian is the very first to give a short history of the development of the field artillery from the Middle Ages to the present, along with biographical profiles of leading figures, and bibliographical essays about the most important writings on the subject. Dastrup defines the evolution of this combat force and weapons system in terms of technology, organization, tactics, and doctrine. This volume is designed for academic and professional library reference sections and for use in courses in military history and military technology. This guide is suitable for reference and text purposes, and made accessible for varied uses through internal cross-referencing, appendices, and a well-framed general index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313272646
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/1993
Series: Histories and Sourcebooks on Combat Forces
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.45(w) x 9.63(h) x 0.92(d)
Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)

About the Author

BOYD L. DASTRUP, Command Historian, U.S. Army Field Artillery Center at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, is well-known for his expert knowledge about U.S. Army history. His books include Crusade in Nuremberg: U.S. Military Occupation, 1945-1949 (Greenwood Press, 1985), and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College: A Centennial History (1981).

Table of Contents

Preface

Glossary

History

Early Artillery Developments: 1350-1763

From Gribeauval to Rifled Field Artillery: 1764-1865

Introduction of Modern Field Artillery: 1866-1918

From Peace to Cold War: 1919-1991

Bibliographical Essays

Early Artillery Developments: 1350-1763

From Gribeauval to Rifled Field Artillery: 1764-1865

Introduction of Modern Field Artillery: 1866-1918

From Peace to Cold War: 1919-1991

Biographical Profiles

Appendix 1: Chronology of Important Dates

Appendix 2: List of Great Bombards

Appendix 3: English Ordinance: 1640s

Appendix 4: French Ordinance: 1666

Appendix 5: Select American Field Artillery Pieces: 1860s

Appendix 6: Select Field Artillery: 1897-1945

Appendix 7: Select Field Artillery: 1945-1991

Index

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