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Coast Artillery Journal - Oct 1938

Coast Artillery Journal - Oct 1938

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~ NEW TYPE TESTS ~
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~ GUNNERS' EXAMINA liONS
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THREE years of successful use have proved the New Type Gunners' Examina- ~
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THE COASTARTILLERY JOURNAL
 published asthe Journal of the U.
S.
 Artillery from
1892
to 1922
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER, 1938MAJOR AARON BRADSHAW,
JR.,
C.A.C.,
Editor 
VOLUME LXXXI
NUMBERS
CONTENTS
"COMMENCE FIRING!"
Frontispiece
338
Photo by Carl W. Mydans,
Life
PhotograPher 
THE NEW FACE OF WAR 339
 By Major Thomas
R.
Phillips
BUILDING THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARMY .. 345
 By William Yale
THE ASSASSINATION OF INITIATIVE 371
 By Colonel
X
SELECTING SOUND LOCATOR PERSONNEL. 377
 By Captain
G.
E. Ledfors
GETTING THE MOST FROM RADIO 380
 By Captain
L.
W. Bartlett 
OUR ONE-BATTLE WAR 348THE REGIMENTAL TROPHY 383
 By Lieutenant Colonel A.
C.
M. Azoy
CZECH ARMY , 355PicturesNEWS AND COMMENT 386COAST ARTILLERY ACTIVITIES 392CZECH ARTILLERY360COAST ARTILLERY BOARD NOTES 401THE CONTRIBUTORS 404THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP 363
 By Brigadier General Walter 
K.
Wilson
A
VOYAGE ON THE
LETICIA 36 By Lieutenant John
R.
Seward 
BOOK REVIEWS 405COAST ARTILLERY ORDERS 410OFFICERS' STATION LIST 411PUBLICATION DATE: OCTOBER 1, 1938
Opinio1Js expressed and conclusions drawn in articles are solely those of the authors and are in no sense official.
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should not be considered as those of the Chief of Coast Artillery or any branch of the WaT Department.
THE COASTARTILLERYJOURNALpays for original articles upon publication. THE COASTARTILLERYJOURNALdoes not carry paidadCoasvertising.Published bi-monthly under the supervision of the United States Coast Artillery Association for the information of thet Artillery personnel of the Regular Army, National Guard and Organized Reserves. Publication Offices, 1406 East FranklinStreet!Richmond, Virginia; Editorial Offices, 1115 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.
C.
Terms: $4.00 per year. (Coast Artillery~ssoclation members, $3.00 per year.) Single copies, 75 cents. Entered as second class matter at Richmond, Virginia, under the Act of 
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a!ch 3, 1879, for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Section 412, Act of October 3, 1917. Copyright, 1938, by theOItedStates Coast Artillery Association.

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