Field Artillery Boards \ The Interwar Years: 1919-1939






Following the Great War, various boards made recommendations for implementing the lessons of 1914-18 and improving the field artillery. Over the next two decades, pacifism, a surplus of materiel from the war, conservatism, limited budgets, and problems associated with new technology influenced rearming the field artillery and developing new tactics and techniques. As the Hero, Lassiter, and Westervelt Boards' reports revealed, many field artillery officers understood the requirement for making significant changes in the field artillery. The officers wanted to introduce new technology to improve the field artillery's lethality and mobility. Rather than depending upon other countries, the War Department had to produce guns, howitzers, and motor transportation. European domination had to end.


















[Page text courtesy of Dr. Boyd L. Dastrup, FA Command Historian]