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SLAM, the influence of S.L.A. Marshall on the United States Army

F. D. G. Williams

SLAM, the influence of S.L.A. Marshall on the United States Army

by F. D. G. Williams

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Published by Office of the Command Historian, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Center of Military History, U.S. Army in Fort Monroe, Va, Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marshall, S. L. A. -- 1900-1977.,
  • United States. -- Army -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Military art and science -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Combat.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesInfluence of S.L.A. Marshall on the United States Army.
    Statementby F.D.G. Williams ; edited and introduced by Susan Canedy.
    SeriesTRADOC historical monograph series, CMH pub -- 70-64.
    ContributionsCanedy, Susan., United States. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Office of the Command Historian., Center of Military History.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 138 p. :
    Number of Pages138
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18078280M

    This was what the highly regarded Brigadier General Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall, better known as S.L.A. Marshall, or ‘Slam,’ concluded in a series of military journal articles and in his book, Men Against Fire, about America’s World War II soldiers. Marshall had been assigned as a military analyst for the U.S. Army in both the Pacific Author: Historynet Staff. In World War I, former Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall offers a detailed overview of the war and the events that led up to this horrific conflict. While this text looks at the war as a whole, a special emphasis is placed on the role played by the American forces during the war. Marshall's writing is .

    Is it true that during WW2 only 15%% fired their weapons? In certain places, at certain times, during WWII this was probably true. Truth is, if you don’t have anything to shoot at, don’t shoot! Conserve your ammunition and don’t needlessly give. The soldier's load and the mobility of a nation by S. L. A. Marshall, , Combat Forces Press edition, in EnglishPages:

    In Colonel S.L.A. Marshall, Col. Peter R. Mansoor is the author of The GI Offensive in Europe: The Joint Staff, He is an active duty colonel in the United States Army and former commander of 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division in Iraq in He is currently s a senior military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. With its useful mania for questionnaires, the U.S. Army set out during World War II to find out just how much fear affected the ability of soldiers to perform on the battlefield. In one infantry division in France in August , 65 percent of the soldiers admitted that they had been unable to do their jobs properly because of extreme fear on.


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SLAM, the nickname for S.L.A. Marshall, is a study of the controversial journalist/combat historian and his influence on the U.S. Army's training and doctrine. Most famous for his assertion that only 25 percent of infantry soldiers fired their weapons in World War II, Marshall became a lightning rod for criticism as he sought to reform the U.S Pages: SLAM, the nickname for S.

Marshall, is a scholarly but readable study of the controversial journalist/combat historian and his influence on the U.S.

Army's training and doctrine. Most famous for his assertion that only 25 percent of infantry soldiers fired their weapons in World War II, Marshall became a lightning rod for criticism as he Author: Office of the Command Historian United States Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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Marshall, S. (–), military writer, journalist, army officer, pioneer of combat history techniques in World War in Catskill, New York, Samuel A. Marshall grew up in El Paso, Texas, enlisted in the army inand won a lieutenant's commission in subsequently joined the National ll became a journalist in El Paso inbut moved in to the.

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5 Post-World War : Brigadier General. S.L.A. Marshall (full name, Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall) served in World War I and then embarked in a career in journalism. In World War II, he was chief combat historian in the Central Pacific () and chief historian for the European Theater of Operations ()/5.

Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall (J – Decem ) was a chief U.S. Army combat historian during World War II and the Korean professionally as S. Marshall, and nicknamed "Slam" (the combination of all four of his initials), he authored some 30 books about warfare, including Pork Chop Hill: The American Fighting Man in Action, which was made into a film of the.

S.L.A. Marshall's classic impresses with its wealth of human and military lessons, which he draws noticeably from his personal experiences and observations.

In it was a novelty to analyze wars on the level of the small unit; so it is not surprising what a massive impact the book had on the leadership and training of the US Army after World /5.

Williams, SLAM, pp. On Marshall’s assertion that most infantrymen on a defensive perimeter at night in Korea fired their weapons, see S. Marshall, “Commentary on Infantry Operations and Weapons Usage in Korea, Winter of ,” The U.S.

Army’s Operations Research Office R, 27 Octoberp. SLA Marshall, a former one-star general in the US Army, has written a meticulously researched yet readable book covering virtually all of the major operations of WW1.

He combats the concept that all generals of the war were incompetent "donkeys" by analyzing every offensive's goals and planning. He considers each commander on his own merits/5(5). S.L.A. "Slam" Marshall was a veteran of World War I and a combat historian during World War II.

He startled the military and civilian world in by announcing that, in an average infantry company, no more than one in four soldiers actually fired their weapons while in contact with the enemy. His contention was based on interviews he conducted immediately after combat in both the European /5(2).

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In a few months he began the little book that was to make him S. Marshall, a respected and highly influential military historian. In the pages of Men Against Fire, Marshall made an astonishing assertion: In any given body of American infantry in combat, no more than one-fifth, and generally as few as 15 percent, had ever fired their.

I am currently reading The Roman Army at War BC – AD by Adrian Kieth Goldsworthy. In the final chapter he talks about the motivation of the Roman soldier to fight.

What brings up this topic that starting on page he references S.L.A. Marshall’s (hereafter SLAM) work Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command and repeats the claim that only 25% of men actively. Critics held that Marshall had misrepresented the figures in order to convince the army to adopt his recommendations for a higher proportion of automatic weapons in squads, platoons, and companies.

Nevertheless, Marshall’s influence was substantial. He published. S. L. A. Marshall first observed this during his work as an official U.S.

Army historian in the Pacific and European theaters of operations in World War II. Based on his post-combat interviews, Marshall concluded in his book Men Against Fire (, ) that only 15 to 20 percent of the individual riflemen in World War II fired their own.CANADIANS AGAINST FIRE 2 F.D.G.

Williams, SLAM: The Influence of S.L.A. Marshall on the United States Army, (Fort Monroe, VA: United States Training and Doctrine Command, ), 1. the complexities of human experience, but as a proponent of change attempting to.Men Against Fire, by S.L.A.

Marshall. From Ep. ) S.L.A. “Slam” Marshall was a veteran of World War I and a combat historian during World War II. He startled the military and civilian world in by announcing that, in an average infantry company, no more than one in four soldiers actually fired their weapons while in contact with the.