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

Rules For Deployments
The command guide right (left or center) indicates the ...

Slow Fire
Following satisfactory gallery practise scores the me...

Fourth Movement Column Right
Being in column of squads, to change direction: 1. Co...

Department Commander's Report
At the end of each calendar year department commander...

The Actual Attack
Deployment. To deploy means to extend the front. When...

Discontented Dewdrop
One morning a little Dewdrop was resting on the peta...

Attack And Defense
The European War has demonstrated more clearly than...

Care Of The Rifle
Keep the metal part of your rifle covered with a thin...

The Officers' Reserve Corps In Peace
During peace the Secretary of War can order any Reser...





SCHOOL OF THE COMPANY




To Form The Company
At the sounding of the assembly the first sergeant takes position 6 paces in front of where the center of the company is to be, faces it, draws saber, and commands: Fall in. The right guide of the company places himself, facing to...

1st Movement On The Fixed Pivot
Being in line, to turn the company: 1. Company right (left), 2. MARCH, 3. Company, 4. HALT; or, 3. Forward, 4. MARCH. [Illustration: SHOWING MOVEMENT HALF COMPLETED] Notice that the part of the company which has not completed th...

The Advance
The advance of a company into an engagement whether for attack or defense) is conducted in close order, preferably column of squads, until the probability of encountering hostile fire makes it advisable to deploy. After deployment, ...

Facing Or Marching To The Rear
Being in line, line of platoons, or in column of platoons or squads, to face or march to the rear: 1. Squads right (left) about, 2. MARCH; or, 1. Squads right (left) about, 2. MARCH, 3. Company, 4. HALT. Executed by each squad as ...

Fifth Movement On Right (left) Into Line
Being in column of platoons or squads, to form line on right or left: 1. On right (left) into line, 2. MARCH, 3. Company, 4. HALT, 5. FRONT. (On right [left] into line, means turn in the direction that is on your right and get int...

Extended Order Drills
As soon as your progress in close order is sufficiently advanced, you will be given extended order drill, which will teach you the formations used in battle, and how a firing line is controlled. They are executed at ease. We shou...

Second Case
Now suppose the company is in column of squads at a halt. It is desired to form a skirmish line to the front: 1. As skirmishers, guide right (left), 2. MARCH. At the command march, the corporal of the first, or leading squad, dep...

Sixth Movement Right Front Into Line
Being in column of platoons or squads, to form line to the front: 1. Right (left) front into line, 2. MARCH, 3. Company, 4. HALT, 5. FRONT. (Right [left] front into line means move to the right of the front and get into line. It i...

Whistle Signals
There are only two kinds of whistle signals; a short last and a long blast. A short blast means pay attention, or look out for a signal or command. A long blast means stop firing for a minute (suspend firing). ...

School Of The Company
The company in line is formed in double rank with the men arranged, as far as practicable, according to height from right to left, the tallest on the right. The original division into squads is effected by the command: Count off. ...