Staff Rides and Regimental Tours (Google eBook)

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Hugh Rees, Limited, 1908 - Staff rides - 495 pages
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Page 488 - ... between Chateau-Gras and Retonfay, where was fixed the site for their bivouac. The positions of the other bivouacs I have already detailed. The guards for the French prisoners are to be contributed in rotation by the several divisions. The daily quota for the bivouac at Chateau-Gras is four battalions of infantry, one battery of artillery, and one squadron of cavalry. In command of it has been placed Colonel von Deitzen Hennig, of the 4th Regiment, his adjutant being Lieutenant von Verzen. Food...
Page 351 - June 4, a total of 275,705'5 lb. ; this we will call the initial weight to be carried forward from the third to the fourth stage on June 4. The number of mules required to carry this and also one day's forage for themselves amounts to 275,705'S, divided by 146'25 lb.
Page 351 - Of these we have already seen that 991 must go on from the fourth to the fifth stage on June 5, and the remaining 1083 can return unloaded from the fourth to the third stage on June 5.
Page 46 - The first principle of war is to concentrate superior force at the decisive point, that is, upon the field -of battle. But it is exceedingly seldom that by standing still, and leaving the initiative to the enemy, that this principle can be observed, for a numerically inferior force, if it once permits its enemy to concentrate, can hardly hope for success. True generalship is, therefore...
Page 351 - ... weight to be carried forward from the third to the fourth stage on June 4 — that is, 301,630-5 lb.
Page 351 - June 5, and to this we must add 131,659 lb., one day's supplies for the division, to be consumed on the evening of June 4, a total of 275,705'5 lb.
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