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MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS US ARMY FIELD MANUAL FM 31-72 May 1964 Paperback Very Good
By Army, US
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Headquarters, Dept. of the Army, Washington D.C., 1964 (States: Supersedes FM 31-72, January 1959). 159 pp, many b/w photos and illustrations. Larger paperback. Very Good - Near Fine condition

A high quality 8 1/2" x 11" commercial reprint of this Field Manual in 1964. One of the Army Field Manuals for the Tenth Mountain Division.  

Topics covered include general considerations (terrain, climate, weather, and conditioning and acclimatization), operations (troop movements and marches, security, bivouacs, offensive combat, defensive combat, supply, and tactical employment of climbers), employment of the arms and services (infantry, field artillery, armor, Army aviation, engineers, medical, and transportation), military mountaineering (basic technique, movement of trained personnel, and unit movement), snow and glaciers (classification of snow, avalanches, movement over snow and ice, movement over glaciers), communications (use of wire and radio, and visual signaling and use of messengers), and training (military mountaineering, unit training, and exercises in climbing). The appendix contains a master training program.

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