Sixth Army's Report of the Luzon Campaign - Volume 1 Jun 13, 2021 9:32:33 GMT 8 Karl Welteke and beirutvet like this
Post by EXO on Jun 13, 2021 9:32:33 GMT 8
I've added Volume 1 of the Sixth Army's Report of the Luzon Campaign to our reference reading page. It's a big document, 220 pages, and is heavy reading.
This report covers the period from the time the Engineer, Sixth Army, was first apprised of the Luzon operation, 14 September 1944, until the capture of Aparri on the northern tip of Luzon. The document stresses capabilities and limitations that pertain to the Army Engineer service. This report goes into more detail than other staff section reports with the purpose of demonstrating the problems confronting the military engineer during battle, and especially emphasizing the relationship of engineer operations to the other activities of a field army. Highlighted are topics including weather and terrain, advance planning, preparatory operations in staging areas, landing and seizure of the beachhead line, various advances, Subic Bay operations, the capture of Manila, the recapture of Corregidor, tactics of the infantry action, general engineer planning, engineer operations in direct support of tactical operations, major corps construction operations, and Army engineer operations.
I haven't been able to locate Volumes 2, 3 & 4 so if anyone is keen to locate them, and to see them hosted in this format, kindly PM me with the link.
This invite goes for any other publications of military-historic interest.
Indeed, sometimes I wonder whether there is any point in publishing this sort of stuff on our website at all. After all, it's Corregidor which brought us here, so by definition issues involving the Luzon Campaign are marginal to our field of interest. I've put announcements of various similar 'publishings' on my Facebook pages, to very little response. (I have a few hardcore faithful, thankfully, otherwise I'd chuck the whole thing in.) Facebook is a wasteland of the intellect, and besides, I suspect that it has limited the distribution of my postings. What am I to think when a posting to the Corregidor Historic Society (which has 4,700 followers) cannot raise a decent discussion?