Accession Number : ADA164844

Title :   The Battle of Montfaucon

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBAT STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s) : Hadley, C. A. ; Beasley, C. ; Bortner, T. ; Burns, J. ; Chalkley, W.

PDF Url : ADA164844

Report Date : 23 MAY 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The focus of this analysis is the 79th Infantry Division in the Mause-Argonne Campaign. The Battle of Montfaucon is a classic example of what can happen when a poorly trained unit enters combat. There is some analysis on the impact of chemical warfare on the 79th Infantry Division. Partial Contents: The Battle-- The Terrain; The Enemy; The Battle. Also Chemical Warfare in WWI, How Effective were Intelligence Efforts in Preparing the Army and the 79th Division for Gas Warfare?, The US Army's Policy on Chemical Warfare at the Time of Montfaucon, Training: Effectiveness of Organization and Personnel on Gas Warfare Readiness; Gas Training and Employment of the 79th Division; Who Were the Gas Officers of the 79th ID and what was their Impact? Keywords: History; Case studies; Military operations; Tactical analysis; Battles; Military Tactics; Tactical warfare; World War I; France; Chemical warfare; Infantry; Artillery.

Descriptors :   *FRANCE, INFANTRY, CHEMICAL WARFARE, ARTILLERY.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE