A Text-book On Field Fortification

Paperback | May 14, 2012

byGustave Joseph Fiebeger

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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: ...to be decided by the infantry commanders."--I. D. R. 'When performing their duties in this connection officers should bear in mind that profile and construction are simple matters compared with location and correct tactical use."--I. D. R. "The first requirement of a good position is a clear field of fire and view to the front and exposed flanks."--I. D. R. "The length of front should be suitable to the size of the command."--I. D. R. "The natural cover of the position should be fully utilized."--I. D. R. "Fire trenches are placed so that troops will not appear on the skyline, and are concealed as much as possible."--F. S. R. "Trenches sufficiently in advance of the topographical crest to avoid the skyline are the most easily reinforced and such location is desirable, if sufficient field of fire can be had. "At the foot of the slope trenches are easily concealed and afford grazing fire; on the other hand, the field of fire is apt to be limited, and they are difficult to abandon or reinforce unless covered approaches are provided. "Trenches at the military crest generally afford a good field of fire and can be easily reinforced and abandoned. They are, however, difficult to conceal and the fire is more or less plunging."--F. S. R. "The trace of a fire trench or a system of fire trenches depends upon the ground and the proposed density of the firing line."--I. D. R. "The trenches are laid out in company lengths if possible."--I. D. R. "Adjacent trenches should afford each other mutual support."--I. D. R. "The flanks and important gaps in the line should be protected by fire trenches echeloned in rear."--I. D. R. "The most effective protection aga...

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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: ...to be decided by the infantry commanders."--I. D. R. 'When performing their duties in this connection officers should bear in mi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217312411

ISBN - 13:9780217312417

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