Trooper 3809 by Lionel DecleTrooper 3809 by Lionel Decle

Trooper 3809

byLionel Decle

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION Every Frenchman is liable to military service during twenty-five years of his life--viz., from the age of twenty until he is forty-five. In time of peace this period of service is thus divided: (i) Three years of active service. (ii) Ten years in the reserve of the standing army, during which two periods of a month each with the colours must be undergone. (iii) Six years in the territorial army, with two periods of thirteen days each with the colours, and (iv) Six years in the reserve of the territorial army. The conscription lists are thus made out: Every year the Mayor of each " Commune " draws up a list of all the young men who have arrived at the age of twenty during the past twelve months. These lists must be posted up by January 14 at the latest. The names of the sons of foreigners, if born in France, are included, and unless they claim foreign nationality they are liable to serve, and on failing to do so when called upon are regarded as deserters and punished accordingly. For full particulars see "Loi du 15 Juillet 1889, sur la Recrutement de l'Armee." Librairie Militaire L. Baudoin, 30 rue Dauphine, Paris. Domicile is established by the parents' residence. Every year the War Minister fixes the number of conscripts required to serve three years with the colours; those in excess of that number are called upon to serve for one year only; but during the following two years they are liable to be called upon to complete their time of active service. In order to determine those who are to benefit by this arrangement tirage au sort (drawing lots) is resorted to. In time of peace, conscripts falling under any of the following categories among others are also called upon to serve for one year only: (a) The eldest of orphans, or the eldest son ...
Title:Trooper 3809Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217411827

ISBN - 13:9780217411820