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PRINCIPLES OF EMPLOYMENT OF ARTILLERY

39.              While the acknowledged principles of war...

a.     Co-operation.

b.     Concentration.

c.     Flexibility.

d.     Economy of force.

e.     Simplicity.

f.     Surprise.

g.     Intelligence.

h.     Offensive action.

i.     Logistic Support.

40.              Cooperation

a.     Close cooperation in...

b.     To effectively exploit...

c.     The artillery command and control system...

d.     Available fire resources...

e.     Close cooperation between...

41.              Concentration

a.     For the artillery the principle of concentration...

b.     All available artillery and...

i.                 Artillery is not...

ii.              As 85% of the casualties...

iii.          Artillery fire must not...

iv.              Target priorities...

c.     In order to expedite...

42.              Flexibility

a.     Concentration and flexibility are...

b.     The artillery is provided with...

c.     Flexibility is further provide by :

i.                 Constant effective...

ii.              The correct degree of...

iii.          The planned deployment of...

iv.              The range of...

v.                 Reserve ammunition...

vi.              The effective artillery...

vii.          Rapid reaction...

viii.       The ability of the artillery to...

ix.              Building in flexibility....

(1)  Use of superimposed...  This provides...

(2)  Placing targets...

(3)  Simple and effective...

43.              Economy of Force.   The principle of...

a.     The principle of concentration...

b.     Judicious employment of...

c.     Injudicious employment of...

d.     The aim of each engagement...

44.              Simplicity.  Artillery plans must...

45.              Surprise

a.     The principle of surprise entails...

b.     The elements of surprise...

c.     The  following techniques  are...

i.                 Camouflage and concealment...

ii.              Maintenance of a very high state....

iii.          Ensuring that the requirements...

iv.              Use of deception...

v.                 Originality in...

vi.              Active...

(1)  Deception fire plans.

(2)  Use of roving...

(3)  Use of dummy...

46.              Intelligence

a.     Intelligence forms the basis for...

b.     The deployment of...

c.     Artillery communications and procedures allows...

d.     The  co-location of the artillery intelligence...

47.              Offensive Action

a.     The artillery is a forth...

b.     The philosophy of the artillery...

c.     The artillery will at all times...

48.              Logistic Support.  Artillery is logistically...

a.     Logistic planning by...

b.     Ongoing logistic control...

c.     While the artillery organisation makes provision for...

 

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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET

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