Landing-Force Manual: United States Navy (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1921 - Landing operations - 760 pages
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Mislabeled document. The document is not the Landing Party Manual (of either 1950 or 1960 issue), but the 1920 Landing Force Manual. Several badly scanned pages with text cut off, one with a hand visible...
Sloppy work. Generally readable.

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Page 460 - Knees straight without stiffness. Hips level and drawn back slightly; body erect and resting equally on hips; chest lifted and arched; shoulders square and falling equally. Arms and hands hanging naturally, thumb along the seam of the trousers.
Page 441 - Movements that may be executed toward either flank are explained as toward but one flank, it being necessary to substitute the word " left " for " right," and the reverse, to have the explanation of the corresponding movement toward the other flank. The commands are given for the execution of the movements toward either flank. The substitute word of the command is placed within parentheses.
Page 466 - Movements may be executed at the trail by prefacing the preparatory command with the words at trail; as 1. At trail, forward, 2. MARCH. The trail is taken at the command march. When the facings, alignments, open and close ranks, taking...
Page 442 - Partial changes of direction may be executed: By interpolating in the preparatory command the word half, as Column half right (left), or Right (left) half turn. A change of direction of 45° Is executed. By the command: INCLINE TO THE RIGHT (LEFT). The guide, or guiding element, moves in the indicated direction and the remainder of the command conforms. This movement effects slight changes of direction.
Page 463 - Quick time, 2. MARCH. At the command march, given as either foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the other foot in double time; resume the quick time, dropping the hands by the sides. To Mark Time. 65. Being in march: 1. Mark time, 2. MARCH. At the command march...
Page 708 - ... the scabbard with the left hand, and grasp it at the upper band. At the command SABER, drop the point to the rear and pass the blade across and along the left arm ; turn the head slightly to the left, fixing the eyes on the opening of the scabbard ; raise the right hand, insert and return the blade...
Page 441 - When the preparatory command consists of more than one part, its elements are arranged as follows: (1) For movements to be executed successively by the subdivisions or elements of an organization: (a) Description of the movement; (6) how executed, or on what element executed.
Page 463 - At the command march, given as either foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the other foot ; bring up the foot in rear and continue the cadence by alternately raising each foot about 2 inches and planting it on line with the other. Being at a halt, at the command march, raise and plant the feet as described above.
Page 692 - When the last detail has formed, the sergeant major takes a side step to the right, draws sword, verifies the detail, takes post two paces to the right and two paces to the front of the guard, facing to the left, causes the guard to count off, completes the left squad, if necessary, as in the School of the Company, and if there be more than three squads, divides the guard into two platoons, again takes post as described above and commands: 1. Open ranks, 2. MARCH. At the command march, the rear rank...
Page 138 - ... its short dimension and lay it on the poncho, folded side along the right side of the poncho ; tie the blanket together along the left side by means of the tapes provided; fold the left half of the poncho over the blanket and button it together along the side and bottom.

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