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Since the Army often reuses document numbers and titles, the date of the publication must be used to unambiguously identify any given field manual. The minimum unambiguous citation for this Army Field Manual is: FM 30-15, 1940


This is the first manual on this topic issued with the manual numbering system used during World War II and the Cold War. This is a digital copy of a xerographic copy of an original borrowed from the Army Military History Institute. This manual is the predecessor, after many revisions, of Army Field Manual FM 30-15, Interrogation, which has been in the news much recently.


Three-fourth of this manual deals with the treatment of enemy personnel and repatriates, one quarter with documents, and only one brief section, about 1 page, with enemy materiel.