A Manual of Basic Military Training

Harrisburg, PA: The Military Service Publishing Company, 1942. Tenth edition [stated]. Wraps. [10], 661, [3], 405-418 (Bayonet Training), 39-61 (Defense Against Chemical Warfare), [3] pages. Maps. Illustrations. Tabular Data. The cover is worn, creased and soiled. Pencil notations of fep. Rare surviving copy of this University-level institutional associated WWII military training material. This was compiled by the Military Service Publishing Company, for use in the University of Chicago's Institute of Military Studies, Basic Military Training Course and similar courses. Tape binding. Among the topics covered are: Military Organization--Infantry, Infantry Drill, Physical Training, Rifle Marksmanship, Tactical Training, Map Reading, Technique of Rifle Fire, Interior Guard Duty, Combat Training, Rifle Squad, Infantry Weapons, Bayonet Training, and Defense against Chemical Warfare. During the Second World War several programs of instruction were instituted at the University of Chicago. The major war activity of the University, in addition to research, was the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) inaugurated in the spring of 1943. The students in this program were enlisted and drafted soldiers who had demonstrated on intelligence and aptitude tests that they possessed outstanding qualifications for further training. The University provided instruction in basic-phase subjects and in several advanced courses including medicine, pre-medicine, area and language, and psychology. Those who had had only high school or a limited college experience were assigned to the basic phase of the program, and were given a broad background of training with instruction in English, history, mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, and geography. The trainees who had completed some college work or who had special qualifications were assigned to one of a series of advanced courses that provided specialized training. The last group to be trained at the University graduated in October 1944. The other major program was the Civilian Pilot Training Program. Originally established in 1939 to teach college and university students to fly, it was converted after the outbreak of war to a program of instruction for men in the armed services. Its name was changed to the CAA War Training Service (WTS) and provided instruction for Navy combat pilots, Army glider pilots, and Army flight instructors. These men took a two-month course, including ground school instruction and flight training. When the CPT Program was converted to military purposes, the University began a program to train civilian Aviation Ground School Instructors. While the ASTP and the WTS were the major wartime training programs, the University did institute other smaller programs. Of note are the Civil Affairs Training School and Production Training for War Industries programs. The Civil Affairs Training School trained soldiers in military government at Provost Marshall General's School in Georgia and then they were sent to select universities for training in foreign languages and culture. At the University of Chicago, the soldiers were trained in Japanese language and culture. The Production Training for War Industries trained men for war industries through tuition free classes at the School of Business. The Institute of Military Studies is archived by the University of Chicago as one of the Minor Wartime Military Training Programs. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Military Organization, Infantry Drill, Physical Training, Rifle Marksmanship, Tactical Training, Map Reading, Technique of Rifle Fire, Interior Guard Duty, Combat Training, Rifle Squad, Infantry Weapons, Bayonet Training, Chemical Warfare, Military M

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