(f) What effect did public opinion at home have on the state of morale?
(g) Were the soldiers well cared for? If not, why not, and what was the effect on morale?
(h) Did the soldiers believe in the cause of the fight?
(i) What was the state of health of the soldiers?
(j) What was the state of discipline among the soldiers?
(k) What were the characteristics of the people making up the armies?
(a) How efficient were the officers and noncommissioned officers in the opposing forces?
(b) What were their prewar training and education systems like? Were the leaders technically efficient?
(c) Did the opposing forces have traditions of good leadership in their armies?
(d) What were the personality traits of the major commanders and staff officers? Did one person on either
side have a profound influence on the battle?
(e) How flexible were the leaders in adjusting to the changing nature of the battlefield?
(f) Which side had the overall advantage in leadership based on past performances?
(g) Did small unit leaders have the freedom to apply innovative approaches to battlefield problems, or were
they required to adhere to the rigid doctrine or directions of higher headquarters?
(h) Did the leadership change before or during the battle? If so, what influence did these changes have on
c. State the immediate military objectives of each antagonist.
(1) What were the missions of the opposing forces?
(2) What immediate objectives did they select to fulfill these missions?