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Clip Fire
Turn the cut-off up: fire at will (reloading from the m...

1. Take great pains each morning to make a neat, small ...

The Assembly
The captain takes his post in front of, or designates...

Route Step And At Ease
The column of squads is the habitual column of route,...

Withdrawal From Action
The withdrawal of a defeated force can generally be e...

Distance From The Main Body
While the distance between these two bodies should be...

Advance Cavalry
The advance cavalry is that part of the advance-guard c...

Bullet Wound
If you receive a bullet wound, don't get excited or l...

Close Order Drills
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The strength of the patrol will generally depend on i...

Army Slang

The following army slang is universally employed:

Bunkie--the soldier who shares the shelter half or tent of a
comrade in the field. A bunkie looks after his comrade's property
in the event the latter is absent.

Doughboy--the infantryman.

French leave--unauthorized absence.

Holy Joe--the chaplain.

K.O.--the commanding officer.

On the carpet--a call before the commanding officer for


Rookie--a new recruit.

Sand rat--a soldier on duty in the rifle pit during target

Top sergeant--the first sergeant.

Come and get it--the meal is ready to be served.

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