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Rear Guards
The rear guard is charged with the important duty of ...

Making Up Your Pack
Immediately after reveille, take down your tent and m...

Stopping Bleeding
If the blood is dark blue and the stream is continuou...

Was It The Field Fairy?
Jack and his sister Nina were two little orphans who...

Rules For Guides
A guide is a noncommissioned officer or a private upo...

Facings
To the flank: 1. Right (left), 2. FACE. Raise sl...

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

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

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

Alignments
To align the squad, the base file or files having bee...





SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER




Steps And Marchings
All steps and marchings executed from a halt, except right step, begin with the left foot. The length of the full step in quick time is 30 inches, measured from heel to heel, and the cadence is at the rate of 120 steps per minute....

Back Step
Being at a halt or mark time: 1. Backward, 2. MARCH. Take steps of 15 inches straight to the rear. The back step is used for short distances only and is not executed in double time. If at order arms, the back step is executed...

Side Step
Being at a halt or mark time: 1. Right (left) step, 2. MARCH. Carry and plant the right foot 15 inches to the right; bring the left foot beside it and continue the movement in the cadence of quick time. The side step is used for...

To Halt
To arrest the march in quick or double time: 1. Squad, 2. HALT. At the command halt, given as either foot strikes the ground, plant the other foot as in marching; raise and place the first foot by the side of the other. If in doub...

The Rests
Being at a halt, the commands are: FALL OUT; REST; AT EASE; and 1. Parade, 2. REST. At the command fall out, the men may leave the ranks, but are required to remain in the immediate vicinity. They resume their former places, at a...

Eyes Right Or Left
1. Eyes, 2. RIGHT (LEFT), 3. FRONT. At the command right, turn the head to the right oblique, eyes fixed on the line of eyes of the men in, or supposed to be in, the same rank. At the command front, turn the head and eyes to the f...

Position Of A Soldier At Attention
No. 1. Eyes to the front. Hands hang naturally. Rest weight of the body equally on feet. Feet turned out making angles of 45 deg.. No. 2. Head erect. Shoulders down and back. Chest out. Stomach up. Thumb along the seams of trouser...

Quick Time
Being at a halt, to march forward in quick time: 1. Forward, 2. MARCH. At the command forward, shift the weight of the body to the right leg, left knee straight. At the command march, move the left foot smartly straight forward ...

To March By The Flank
Being in march: 1. By the right (left) flank, 2. MARCH. The command march must be given when the right foot is on the ground as shown in No. 1. Then advance and plant the left foot and turn on the toes to right as shown in No. 2, ...

School Of The Soldier
Based on the Infantry Drill Regulations Success in battle is the ultimate object of all military training; hence the excellence of an organization is judged by its field efficiency. Your instruction will be progressive in charac...