A Landsman's Log

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byRobert Wilden Neeser

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...to the scene that was indeed unique. The hillocks about the diamonds were white with officers and men, while the baselines were crowded with the sympathizers of the two teams. Everyone was there. And the interest never flagged. The greatest attraction, however, proved to be the ball game between the teams of the Nebraska and New Hampshire, which at present lead their respective squadron leagues. And what a bully game they played. Brilliant plays followed in such rapid succession that the spectators were kept on their feet and cheering to the echo. It was wonderful ball, of league caliber, and anyone's game until the last man had been thrown out. Wednesday, Februaby 23RD. Work started again in real earnest, and after an early rising and hearty breakfast everyone proceeded to the range for the day's firing. The person who discovered this place and decided upon its merits certainly deserves much credit. It is the natural site for a small-arms target range, and even if a select-tion had been considered, none better could have been chosen. There are approximately three hundred targets, for all ranges, from two hundred to a thousand yards for rifle firing, and fifteen to fifty yards for pistol practice. Then there are skirmish ranges and artillery ranges, which cost only the expense of constructing the butts, targets and pits. And the result has been the finest small-arms target range in the world. It is to use this range to its utmost capacity that the fleet makes such a prolonged stay in these waters. All day long, hundreds of officers and men may be seen practicing under the broiling sun, bent on bettering their score and apparently oblivious to the heat. In this way the men are given the finest training they possibly could have, and it has...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...to the scene that was indeed unique. The hillocks about the diamonds were white with officers and men, while th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217663788

ISBN - 13:9780217663786

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