Drill Manual for Non-commissioned Officers

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J. Bordman, 1900 - United States - 109 pages

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Page 14 - Heels on the same line and as near each other as the conformation of the man permits.
Page 58 - Each man steps off in a direction 45 to the right of his original front. He preserves his relative position, keeping his shoulders parallel to those of the guide...
Page 51 - ... the upper band, the thumb and forefinger raising the stacking swivel, which he engages with that of his own piece; each odd number of the front rank raises his piece with the right hand, carries it well forward, barrel to the front; the left hand, guiding the stacking swivel, engages the lower hook of the swivel of his own piece with the free hook of that of the even number of the rear rank; he then turns the barrel outward into the angle formed...
Page 23 - ... horizontal, body balanced on right foot. REAR: Move the leg to the rear, knee straight, toe on a line with the right heel, sole nearly horizontal. Continue by repeating forward, rear. When the recruit has learned to balance himself, the command forward is followed by GROUND: Throw the weight of the body forward by rising on the ball of the right foot, advance and plant the left, left heel thirty inches from the right, and advance the right leg quickly to the position of forward.
Page 16 - Raise the right hand smartly till the tip of the forefinger touches the lower part of the headdress or forehead above the right eye, thumb and fingers extended and joined, palm to the left, forearm inclined at about 45, hand and wrist straight; at the same time look toward the person saluted. (TWO) Drop the arm smartly by the side.
Page 28 - The position of order guidon. — The ferrule of the lance rests on the ground on a line with and touching the toe of the right shoe ; the right hand grasps the lance in the same manner as when at a carry.
Page 20 - Left (Right), 4. FORWARD, 5. REAR; or, 5. GROUND. At the command exercise, place the hands on the hips, as in Fourth Exercise. FORWARD: Move the left leg to the front, knee straight, so as to advance the foot about fifteen inches, toe turned out, sole nearly horizontal, body balanced on right foot.
Page 26 - Being in march: 1. Change step, 2. MARCH. At the command march, given as the right foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the left foot; plant the toe of the right foot near the heel of the left and step off with the left foot. The change on the right foot is similarly executed, the command march being given as the left foot strikes the ground.
Page 39 - All half face to the right, carry the right toe about ten inches to the rear and ten inches to the left of the left heel; kneel on right knee, bending the left, left toe slightly inclined to the right, right leg pointing directly to the right; weight of body resting on right heel; place left forearm across left thigh, hand hanging naturally; the piece remains in the position of order arms, right hand grasping it above the lower band.
Page 23 - Raise the left leg to the front, bending and elevating the knee as much as possible, leg from knee to instep vertical, toe depressed. UP: Replace the left foot and raise the right leg as prescribed for the left. Execute slowly at first, then gradually increase to the cadence of double time. Continue by repeating up when the right and left legs are alternately in position.

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