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Returning
A patrol can never be certain that the enemy's patrol...

Distances
The distance of the rear guard from the main body and...

Drowning
Being under water for over four or five minutes is ge...

Duties Of A Patrol
Each reconnoitering patrol is given a certain mission...

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

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

Some General Hints
Clear and decisive orders are the logical result of d...

For An Advance
Field Orders (Title...

Strength
The strength of the patrol will generally depend on i...

Range-finding Instrument
Each company is equipped with a range-finding instrum...





Encountering The Enemy





If a small hostile patrol is encountered it is generally better to
remain in concealment and let it pass than to attack. The noise of a
fight may be heard by the enemy, the presence of the patrol therefore
indicated, and the enemy will take further precautions to oppose its
operations. If the patrol is suddenly attacked or surprised by a
superior force, the patrol should at once scatter in all directions and
the members make their way back to the last place designated as a
meeting place and then after reuniting continue the reconnaissance.
When a patrol fights it does so resolutely. Courage and coolness may
bring about success when adverse conditions are encountered.





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