Edited by George F. Nafziger
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Illustrations: numerous black & white illustrations
Pages: 91 pages
The discerning historian and also wargamer who want to know more about the period will find this a rich vein of information, both on the structure and tactics of the American Armoured Division, but also the lessons learned after the Tunisian campaign and in France subsequently.
This is actually two different editions of FM 17-100. The first presented was published in 1944 and was the operational guidance used during the American operations in western Europe. The second is the Tentative FM 17-100 (Employment of Armored Division and Separate Armored Units) issued on 29 September 1943. This second work is added because it provides the initial intentions for the abandoned concept of the armored group and speaks extensively to independent armored and armored infantry battalions.