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Washington, DC: GPO, 1917. Revised Edition. Hardcover. 192 pages. Illustrations (some color). Tables. Index. War Department Document 529. Illustrations (Tables and Figures (some color). Stamp of former owner inside front cover. This revision established the state of practice and state of knowledge at the time of the entry of the United States into the First World War. The military use of railways derives from their ability to move troops or materiel rapidly and, less usually, on their use as a platform for military systems, like armored trains, in their own right. Railways have been employed for military purposes since the Crimean War in the 1850s, although improvements in other forms of transport have rendered railways less important to the military since the end of World War II and the Cold War, although they are still employed for the transport of armored vehicles to and from exercises or the mass transport of vehicles to a theater of operations. Due to the expense and time required to build specifically military railway networks, military use of railways is usually based on a pre-existing civilian railway network rather than a military-owned one. However, specialized military types of rolling stock have frequently been used. Military railway are usually built and operated by railway troops.
Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1989. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 115,  pages. Illustrations. This is a translation of The Submarine Commander's Handbook ("U.Kdt.Hdb.") Incorporated in the Secret Archives under Heading IV, No. 4, Command 32, Submarine Flotilla, New Edition 1943 (comprising Amendments Nos. 1-11). The Submarine Commander's Handbook, ("U.Kdt.Hdb."), 1943 describes the submarine U-boat tactics of Nazi Germany. Note that this edition is from 1943 during which the Allies had effectively countered these tactics and the battle of the Atlantic turned in the Allies favor.
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002. First Printing thus [Stated]. Hardcover. Format 3.75 inches by 5.25 inches. xii-388,  pages. Abbreviations. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. August Valentine Kautz (January 5, 1828 ? September 4, 1895) was a German-American soldier and Union Army cavalry officer during the American Civil War. He was the author of several army manuals on duties and customs eventually adopted by the U.S. military. Promoted to brigadier general of volunteers on April 16, 1864, Kautz led cavalry operations under the command of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler during Ulysses S. Grant's campaigns against Richmond and Petersburg between April and June 1864. After the war, Kautz served (from May to June 1865) on the trial board investigating the conspirators involved in the assassination of President Lincoln, before performing service in the southwest frontier, including as the commander of the Department of Arizona and commanding officer of Fort McDowell. He was appointed commander of the Department of the Columbia in 1891 with the rank of brigadier general.