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This field manual is dedicated to the arts of the soldier, and has introduced countless recruits to the deadly intricacies of combat. Wars, as the introduction notes, are won not by machines but by the soldiers who use them. Even the best-equipped army cannot win without well-trained soldiers, and the soldiers in that army have carried this book with them for years. In concise terms, with clear pictures, U.S. Army Combat Skills Handbook tells the soldier how to survive on the battlefield, treating every subject, including chapters on: Cover, Concealment and Camouflage Fighting --- Positions --- Movement --- Observation --- Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare --- Combat Intelligence and Counterintelligence Communications First Aid and Personal Hygiene --- Mines --- Demolitions --- Obstacles --- Urban Areas --- Tracking --- Survival, Evasion, and Escape And much more