Containing instructions on the methods of laying out, constructing, defending, and attacking intrenchments, with the general outlines also of the arrangement, the attack and defence of permanent fortifications.
"Since the invention of gunpowder, fortification has received various improvements, and many have been the books wrote upon this subject, which might incline one to think, that it was arrived to its utmost perfection. . . "
"The purpose of this 1971 handbook is to provide a ready reference for the field artillery fire support officer (formerly the field artillery liaison officer) who functions as a fire support coordinator for a maneuver brigade or battalion."
It must be borne in mind that this book deals with principles and example of methods of warfare, and not fixed rules. There are no fixed methods in warfare. Development in warfare means change of methods or the invention of new ones to overcome...