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The Peacock Butterflies
Plain little Miss Butterfly sat on a bush one day, w...

How The Buttercup Grew Yellow
Long, long ago it is told that the flowers were all ...

The Officers' Reserve Corps In War
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Intelligence Section General Staff
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Mr Crow Goes And Tells
Mr. Coon and Mr. Possum lived near each other in the...

Bombs And Hand Grenades
The present European War has revived the use of hand ...

Gas
Most of the gas used on the battlefield today is dead...

Mr Crow Goes And Tells
Mr. Coon and Mr. Possum lived near each other in the...

Advance Cavalry
The advance cavalry is that part of the advance-guard c...

Cease Firing
Firing stops; pieces not already there are brought to t...





PRACTICE MARCH OR "HIKE"




Camping
Two men tent together--the front rank man and his rear rank file. Alter pitching your tent, get inside and level off the ground. Cut a drain around the tent to carry the water off; this should be done even in pleasant weather. In ca...

Equipment
During the hike your equipment for living will be limited to: (1) your pack (things that you carry on your back), (2) a few authorized articles which are placed in a squad laundry bag (called a surplus kit), and (3) a blanket roll. ...

Preparing Your Bed
After you have pitched your tent, get some hay, grass, straw, or leaves and cover the floor. Place one poncho on this, then one or two blankets on top of the poncho to sleep on, and use the remaining blankets as cover. Spread the ot...

Practise March Or Hike
The manoeuver practice march will be the most instructive, the most pleasant, and one of the hardest periods of your service. You will return from it proud of the hardships you have undergone and capable of speaking with authority...

Marching Rules
1. Adjust your equipment, if necessary, at the first halt. 2. Do not leave the column without the express permission of your company company commander. 3. Keep in your proper place in the column. 4. keep forty inches from the...

Making Up Your Pack
Immediately after reveille, take down your tent and make up your pack. Place your extra blankets on the pile with those of the other members of your squad. Make up your surplus kit bundle and put it in the surplus kit bag. ...

Camp Sanitation
In camp you are really your brother's keeper. It is the duty of every man to keep the camp clean, sanitary, and livable. Constantly bear in mind that a great number of men are living together in a very small area; that food is being p...

Care Of The Feet
The infantryman's feet are his means of transportation. If you care for them properly, you will be rewarded. 1. Wash and dry the feet carefully and put on clean socks as soon as practicable after getting into camp. 2. Wash out ...

General Principles Of Target Practice
The most thrilling experience you will have at a training camp will probably come when you step up to the firing line on the target range to fire your first shot. The great majority of new men grow pale, become nervous, lose the...

Miscellaneous
1. Take great pains each morning to make a neat, small and solid pack and strap it up securely. 2. Don't put your pack on until ordered to do so by your company commander or first sergeant. 3. Get your pack properly adjusted. ...