Accession Number : ADA184703

Title :   The Waving of Flags and Torches: A Study of Tactical Communications in the Signal Corps During World War I.

Descriptive Note : Masters thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Vandiver,Ronald W

PDF Url : ADA184703

Report Date : 05 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : This study assesses the ability of the United States Army's Signal Corps to respond organizationally technologically, and doctrinally to the changing tactical communication requirements dictated by the character of warfare existing in Europe both at America's entrance into declared war, and its subsequent campaign participations. The study focuses initially on an overview of the Signal; Corps from the years of its birth to America's entrance into World War I. Further investigative material is presented to establish the position that the American prewar attitude of non-involvement contributed to a position of general military unpreparedness, to include major impacts on the Signal Corps and its ability to respond to critical communication needs.

Descriptors :   *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *TACTICAL WARFARE, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, SIGNALS, MILITARY TACTICS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, ARMY TRAINING, CORPS LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MANPOWER

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE