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The Revenge Of The Fireflies
The Fireflies and the Goblins had always been good f...

Little Never-upset
Little Never-upset was a roly-poly fellow, with weig...

Machine Guns
Before the present European War, machine guns were cl...

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

To Halt
To arrest the march in quick or double time: 1. Squad...

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

Employment Of Air Craft On And Near The Firing Line In The Theater Of Operation
Airplanes will move far out, perhaps hundreds of mile...

Fire
There are three kinds of fire: (1) Volley Fire. Ev...

Sixth Movement Right Front Into Line
Being in column of platoons or squads, to form line t...

Close Order Drills
For several days after reporting you will undergo man...





THE THEORY OF SECURITY




Advance Guard Of A Small Command
In forming the advance guard of a command smaller than a brigade, the foregoing distribution is modified, depending upon the situation. A company or troop usually sends forward only a point, a battalion or squadron, an advance party...

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...

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...

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 ...

Rear Guards
The rear guard is charged with the important duty of covering the retreat. When a commander decides to retreat, he issues the necessary order. During a retreat the outpost for the night usually forms the rear guard of the followi...

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...

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...

Distribution Of Outpost Troops
The outpost will generally be divided into four parts. These, in order from the main body, are the reserve, the line of supports, the line of outguards, and the advance cavalry. [Illustration: PLATE SHOWING THE IDEAS INVOLVED IN A...

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 ...

General Principles
Security embraces all those measures taken by a command to protect itself from observation, annoyance, or surprise by the enemy. Ordinarily this security is provided in part by cavalry. But as a command is not always preceded by c...