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Legal and Legislative Basis,
Manual for Courts-Martial United States (1951)

This book consists of a brief history of the preparation of the 1951 Manual for Courts-Martial, as well as twenty-five discussions of the legal and legislative considerations involved in the preparation. Col. Charles L. Decker wrote the history, whereas the same officers who prepared the initial drafts of the manual wrote most of the discussions. Those officers included Col. Decker, Lt. Col. Waldemar A. Solf, Maj. Gilbert G. Ackroyd, Maj. Kenneth J. Hodson, Maj. William H. Conley, Cdr. William A. Collier, Lt. Col. Jean F. Rydstrom, and Maj. Roger Currier. (Library of Congress Call Number KF7625.A8513; OCLC Number 276784705)

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