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#1 Persian Gulf Command

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 06:44 PM

Whould like to know why some Basic Field Manuals were deemed "Restricted"?

 

For example:

 

Thnaks, - John

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 06:47 PM

Compared to:

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#3 dustin

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 06:57 PM

All that means was that it was not for non-military or government personnel, eyes. Nor sold or distributed to the public.



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Posted 18 November 2019 - 07:07 PM

How do you know the 2nd one wasnt marked as restricted???

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 07:46 PM

It is a poor photo as the top is croped out but the 2nd one does not have "Restricted" at the top.



#6 Linedoggie

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 10:23 PM

Whould like to know why some Basic Field Manuals were deemed "Restricted"?

 

For example:

 

Thnaks, - John

From the front cover of FM23-30 Hand and Rifle grenades, Rocket, AT,HE, 2.36-Inch
 
14 feb 1944 edition
 
RESTRICTED
Dissemination of restricted matter-
 
The information contained in restricted documents and the essential characteristics of restricted material may be given to any person known to be in the Service of the United States and to persons of undoubtful loyalty and discretion who are cooperating in government work but will not be communicated to the public or to the press except by authorized military public relations agencies (See also Par. 13B AR380-5 28 Sep 1943.1


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Posted 19 November 2019 - 03:33 AM

Is the second one a reproduction?

 

If so, is it possible "Restricted" was not included in order to make it easier to sell?



#8 ccyooper

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 11:53 AM

Normally first printings during the war were restricted if they introduced new technologies or techniques that were not deemed classified. Subsequent printings at later dates would not be restricted even though they may have the same initial publication date. Normally minor changes are released as changes, however, after numerous changes or a significant change a new publication will be produced and that will get a new publication date. Under normal conditions, not wartime, it takes about 18-24 months to get a publication through staffing and editing before it can be updated and printed unless its a staffing priority, etc.

Edited by ccyooper, 23 November 2019 - 11:54 AM.



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