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By Gordon L. Rottman

The U.S. military and Marine Corps in global warfare II thought of themselves hugely cellular, offensive forces. Their mobile-warfare doctrine estimated box fortifications and stumbling blocks as transitority in nature. for that reason, their layout was once easy and made use of neighborhood fabrics, and so they will be built relatively quick, while nonetheless delivering enough security. by the point of the Korean conflict, in basic terms minor alterations were made to box fortification development and format, and to small-unit association, guns, and strategies. This identify addresses box fortifications outfitted by means of US soldiers in the course of global conflict II and in Korea, and covers rifle-platoon positions, trenches, crew-served weapon positions, bunkers, dugouts, shelters, commentary posts and anti-tank hindrances.

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