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The Theory Of Attack
Decisive results are obtained only by the offensive. ...

Strength And Composition
Subject to variation according to the situation, one ...

Extended Order Drills
As soon as your progress in close order is sufficient...

Sallie Hicks's Forefinger
Sallie Hicks was a little girl who was good most of ...

Target Practice
Military shooting or target practice is very differ...

Military Correspondence
An official letter should refer to one subject only. ...

When Jack Frost Was Young
Not that he is old now, for Jack is a snappy, bright...

Field Orders
Field orders, whether written or oral, should follow ...

Pussy Willow's Furs
Miss Pussy Willow put on her furs one day in March a...

Assumption Of The Enemy
When reliable information of the enemy cannot be obta...





TABLES OF ORGANIZATION




Infantry Battalion
Four companies of infantry. (There are three battalions in a regiment of infantry.) ...

Gas
Most of the gas used on the battlefield today is deadly. When a gas shell explodes there are two kinds of men: Quick men and Dead men. The quick men put on their gas masks, which contain chemicals that neutralize the poisonous air. ...

Company Inspection
Being in line at a halt: 1. OPEN RANKS, 2. MARCH. At the command march the front rank executes right dress; the rear rank and the file closers march backward 4 steps, halt, and execute right dress; the lieutenants pass around thei...

Fill Magazine
Take the position of load, if not already there, open the gate of the magazine with the right thumb, take five cartridges from the box or belt, and place them, with the bullets to the front, in the magazine, turning the barrel slightl...

Cease Firing
Firing stops; pieces not already there are brought to the position of load, the cut-off turned down if firing from magazine, the cartridge is drawn or the empty shell is ejected, the trigger is pulled, sights are laid down, and the pi...

To Load
Being in line or skirmish line at halt: 1. WITH DUMMY (Blank or ball) CARTRIDGES, 2. LOAD. At the command load each front rank man or skirmisher faces half right and carries the right foot to the right, about 1 foot, to such posit...

Clip Fire
Turn the cut-off up: fire at will (reloading from the magazine) until the cartridges in the piece are exhausted; turn the cut-off down; fill magazine; reload and take the position of suspend firing. ...

To Unload
Unload: Take the position of load, turn the safety lock up and move the bolt alternately backward and forward until all the cartridges are ejected. After the last cartridge is ejected the chamber is closed by pressing the follower d...

Information For Schools And Colleges Armed With Rifles Model 1898
War Department, Office of the Chief of Staff, Washington, December 2, 1911. The Infantry Drill Regulations, 1911, have been prepared for the use of troops armed with the United States magazine rifle, model 1903. For the guidan...

Unload
All take the position of load, turn the cut-off up, if not already there, turn the safety lock to the left, and alternately open and close the chamber until all the cartridges are ejected. After the last cartridge is ejected the chamb...