Accession Number : AD0658625

Title :   STUDY OF SCHEDULES, DURATION AND DISCIPLINE OF REST PERIODS FOR TANK CREWS ON LONG MARCHES,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Ashe,William F. ; Ress,Max ; Glenny,Fred H.

Report Date : 09 MAY 1944

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Repeated daily marching over distances which are practical and feasible for the movement of the supplies of an army do not cause serious fatigue in men properly trained, fed and rested. A group of 12 men marched 480 miles in five weeks and completed the last 125 miles in five days without evidence of undue fatigue. The causes of casualties or failure to complete an assigned march, are foot defects and not general fatigue. Healthy, normal young men (ages 18 to 35) with normal feet, good footgear and proper foot care can be trained to perform long marches daily without casualties. Men with anatomical foot defects cannot perform long marches daily without casualties.

Descriptors :   (*ARMY PERSONNEL, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY)), PHYSICAL FITNESS, ARMY TRAINING, FEET, CASUALTIES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE