September 1923

Mapping Activities and Compilation of Hand-Books by the Second Brigade, U.S.M.C., in the Dominican Republic

Volume 8, Issue 3
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I. MAPPING ACTIVITIES

DURING the years 1916-1921 of the military occupation of the Dominican Republic, no systematic or well directed effort was made to produce a military map. On account of the absence of suitable maps, it was found to be extremely difficult to conduct the simplest military operation, even though there existed an extensive knowledge of the country due to the organizations having occupied the territory over a long period of time.

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