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The Combat SoldierInfantry Tactics and Cohesion in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries$
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Anthony King

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199658848

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658848.001.0001

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Modern Tactics

Modern Tactics

(p.129) 6 Modern Tactics
The Combat Soldier

Anthony King

Oxford University Press

Although mass armies typically relied on the bayonet and individual heroism, it is important to realize that by 1917 all the major combatants on the Western Front had recognized the need for tactical reform and, indeed, had introduced fire and movement tactics at the platoon level by dividing this sub-unit into mutually supporting sections. This chapter traces the development of fire and movement tactics and their recurrent usage on the battlefield by western armies from the German stormtroopers in the First World War to US soldiers in Vietnam.

Keywords:   platoon, section, fire and movement, stormtroopers

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