A Military Primer; Including An Outline Of The Duties And Responsibilities Of The Military…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byFrancis Cutler Marshall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1913 Excerpt: ... ADVANCE GUARDS. "The primary duty of an advance guard is to insure the safe and uninterrupted advance of the main body."--Paragraph 97, Field Service Regulations. Modern field artillery, using shrapnel, is effective up to ranges of about 2l/2 miles. Colonel Palck (German Army), in his recent book on Tactics, says: "Field guns may be effectively employed up to a range of 4,000 metres; under 3,000 metres their fire is so annihilating that decisive results are produced in a short time." The modern infantry rifle is effective, if the range is accurately known, up to 2,000 yards; if the range is estimated, its fire is of comparatively little effect beyond 1500 yards. At 1200 yards its bullet will penetrate two men, one behind the other. For effective work with field artillery it is necessary for only one man to see the target. He can supply the data needed for the men working the pieces so that they need not see the target at all. Each individual using the infantry rifle must see his target. The shrapnel used in the modern field gun, having a calibre ranging from 3" to 3.4" and containing upwards of 250 round bullets, bursts over a beaten zone 25 yards in width, and from 200 to 300 yards in depth. The shrapnel bullet has a much less penetrating effect than the rifle bullet, within their effective ranges, but "in comparison, artillery projectiles produce a greater number of fatal wounds than infantry projectiles."--(Balck.) In order to advance under artillery fire, infantry must be deployed as skirmishers, advancing with thin lines; succeeding lines following each other at distances of at least 300 yards. If the distances are less than that, two lines may come under the "burst" of a single shrapnel, thus doubling its effectiveness. Large bodies of infantry march...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1913 Excerpt: ... ADVANCE GUARDS. "The primary duty of an advance guard is to insure the safe and uninterrupted advance of the main body."--Paragr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217340547

ISBN - 13:9780217340540

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