March 1940

Fire Effect

Volume 24, Issue 1

Brockholst Livingston

J C Fegan

"AND we ought always, when referring to infantry, to speak of fire effect, not fire power. Because fire effect is intimately allied with movement while fire power is a static conception." (Major General George A. Lynch, The Chief of Infantry, in Infantry Journal, November-December, 1939.)


Earlier in his series of illuminating and profound masterpieces of modern military literature published by The Infantry Journal, the Chief of Infantry, General Lynch, spoke of the "marriage of fire and movement in that moving fire which is alone decisive."

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