The Fighting Engineers; The Minute Men Of Our Industrial Army

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byFrancis Arnold Collins

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX AMERICAN VERSATILITY THE great industrial army recruited in America will comprise some forty regiments, elaborately equipped for service in France. Within a year the engineering forces of our army have been increased 1660 per cent. Meanwhile the purchasing power of the Engineer Corps has been raised 2250 per cent. During the first three months of mobilization the General Engineering Depot spent $175,000,000, and during the fiscal year the total was about $375,000,000. The cost of the Panama Canal, which heretofore was the high-water mark for all engineering expenditures, seems trifling by comparison. This immense budget has made possible the designing, specification, purchase, gathering into central depots, and forwarding of all engineering materials and equipment supplied our army, as well as all engineering operations in the field. The names of the regiments of engineers already recruited will give some idea of the energy and versatility of these forces. The classification is as follows: Water-Supply Mining Highway Quarrying Light railroading General Construction Standard-gage Rail-Engineers' Supplies roading Surveying Gas and Flame Army and Pontoon Forestry Post When America entered the war France designated certain seaports for the exclusive use of the ships landing our armies and supplies. Our engineers found these were tidal ports, and special docks had to be built to accommodate the unprecedented demands of our fleet. The work was handed over to the engineers, who quickly prepared complete plans for building elaborate docking facilities. These docks were fabricated in America and sent to France to be placed in position. Every detail of their construction was prepared on this side of the Atlantic, including the piles for the docks, the fl...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX AMERICAN VERSATILITY THE great industrial army recruited in America will comprise some forty regiments, elaborately...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217585671

ISBN - 13:9780217585675

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