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FM 17-20 Recon Platoon and Company (May 1942)

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Part of the US Armored Forces in World War Two Series
124 pages, with 76 illustrations, in 8Ĺ x 11 inch format
ISBN: 1-886848-30-0 {Item No.30} Price 15.00
Edited by Bruce A.Hanesalo


FM 17-20 Recon Platoon and Company (May 1942), is a well illustrated manual which clearly explains the battle tactics of U.S.Army World War Two armored reconnaissance units in a series of detailed doís and donít examples. A very basic common sense book. Designed to explain the basics for armored reconnaissance operations to newly inducted soldiers who were completely ignorant of battlefield conditions. Many of the lessons of this book are even still good today.


CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1. General 
I.   General	
II.  Training	
III. Control, liaison, reports and forms
CHAPTER 2. Reconnaissance platoon 
I.   Marches
II.  Security
III. Assembly
IV.  Offensive
V.   Defensive
VI.  Special operations
CHAPTER 3. Reconnaissance company 
I.   General	
II.  Marches
III. Security
IV.  Assembly
V.   Offensive
VI.  Defensive
VII. Special operations
VIII.Maintenance
Index

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