This manual may well have been a draft for future Field Service Regulations for the German Army. It is a compilation of tactical papers and experiences during the First World War. The Paper is extensive and comprehensive, and covers single arm and combined arms tactics. Its far reaching coverage was to form the basis of the combined arms tactics of the German Army in the Second World War. Further study of the development of the Blitzkrieg theory can be read in other inter-war publications in our book list, especially Führung und Gefecht der verbundeten Waffen (see German Language Publications).