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The Theory Of The Defensive
The defensive is divided into the purely passive defe...

Stomach Wounds
Send for a doctor. Lie perfectly quiet. Don't lose yo...

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

Unload
All take the position of load, turn the cut-off up, if ...

The Service Of Security
Security has the same meaning in the military world...

Marching Rules
1. Adjust your equipment, if necessary, at the first ...

Mr Fox's Housewarming
Mr. Fox had been so much disturbed by Mr. Dog and hi...

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

Broken Bone (fracture)
The next injury you must know is a broken bone. You w...

To March By The Flank
Being in march: 1. By the right (left) flank, 2. MARC...





THE THEORY OF SECURITY




Distribution Of Troops
An advance-guard order generally describes the following distribution of troops: Advance cavalry. Support. Reserve. The manner in which the advance-guard cavalry is employed depends upon the situation. Its proper ...

Distribution Of Troops
The proximity and conduct of the enemy control, to a large extent, the formation of a rear guard. When it is not necessary to withdraw in deployed lines, the greater part of the rear guard marches on the road in column of route, tak...

Rear Guard Of An Advancing Force
If there is a possibility that the rear of the column may be attacked, a rear guard of suitable strength and composition is provided, its conduct is practically the same as that of the rear guard of a retreating force. It generally ...

Reconnaissance
In conducting the reconnaissance the patrols are, as a rule, small--from two to six men. If additional protection is necessary, a flank guard covers the threatened flank. The flanking patrols, whether of the advance cavalry or advan...

Establishing The Outpost
The outpost is posted as quickly as possible, so that the troops can the sooner obtain rest. Until the leading outpost troops are able to assume their duties, temporary protection, known as the march outpost, is furnished by the nea...

Reserve
The reserve follows the support at several hundred yards' distance. It consists of the remainder of the infantry and engineers, the artillery, and the ambulance company. The artillery usually marches near the head of the reserve, th...

Advance Cavalry
The advance cavalry is that part of the advance-guard cavalry preceding the support. It reconnoiters far enough to the front and flanks to guard the column against surprise by artillery fire, and to enable timely information to be sen...

Outposts
The size and disposition of the outpost will depend upon many circumstances, such as the size of the whole command, the proximity of the enemy and the situation with respect to him, the nature of the terrain, etc. A suitable stre...

Support
Following the advance cavalry is the support, varying in strength from one fourth to one half of the advance guard. In mixed commands it consists of infantry, to which engineers may be attached. If there is no advance cavalry, some ca...

Advance Guards
An advance guard is a detachment of the main body which precedes and covers it on the march. Its duties are: (1) To guard against surprise and furnish information by reconnoitering to the front and flanks. (2) To push back s...