INFANTRY IN BATTLE.
Prepared by the Military History and Publication Section of the Infantry School under the direction of Colonel George C. Marshall.
Washington, D. C.: Infantry Journal, Inc. 2d edition. 1939. 422 pages. $3.00.
Reviewed by Colonel P. A. del Valle, U. S. Marine Corps
Like most publications issuing from the Infantry School, Infantry in Battle is characteristically practical, the authors having kept both feet firmly planted on the solid ground of experience. Replete with anecdotes, each portraying actual experiences of our own infantry or that of the other powers, it confines itself chiefly to battalions and smaller units, touching now and then upon the larger commands. From this wealth of material are distilled the eternal principles of war in the form of conclusions upon the subjects heading its 27 chapters. Above all it derives that paradoxical Rule of Rules, “that in war there are no rules”; thus placing it among the arts where it belongs, instead of among the sciences, as some would have it.