Military science and tactics Volume 2. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: 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. 1921 Excerpt: ...of the knee flat to the ground and his back hollow. Above everything he must not draw this knee under him. He must then push himself forward with this leg, helping his progress with his elbows. In good crawling a man presents scarcely more of a target when moving than when stationary. Most rifle bul lets in war go too high. A line of men, when crawling, presents a very poor target to rifle fire. Almost every bullet will pass over their heads. By night a company might well crawl to within a few yards of the enemy without suffering any loss. In running forward drop quickly and be ready to fire without throwing up a leg or arm. Firing from Cover. 242. Firing from cover is best taught by practical illustration. Half of the squad or platoon alternate in taking the firing positions behind cover. The men not taking position observe. Errors are corrected, and the men are impressed with the importance of reducing the size target they present to the enemy and at the same time being able to fire effectively. Cover from Shell Fire. 243. It is explained to the men that most shells fall at a steeper angle than does a bullet and that shells either burst on the ground or in the air. Cover from those that burst on the ground can only be obtained by means of a hole or trench. Anything that will stop a bullet will stop fragments or bullets from a shell that bursts in the air. Houses that can not be seen by the enemy may furnish protection against shell fragments. The lower rooms are the safer, as the roof is ordinarily not of sufficient thickness to stop anything. Houses which the enemy can see are death traps and to be avoided To obtain cover from a bullet is rather easy, as its trajectory is fairly flat, like the ravs of a searchlight. To escape from pieces or fragments of ...
Título: Military science and tactics Volume 2
Condición del libro: Good
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