Manual of Military Training

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George Banta Publishing Company, 1917 - Military education - 666 pages

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Page 38 - 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, backs of the hands outward, thumb along the seam of the trousers, elbows near the body.
Page 181 - Being at order or trail arms : 1. Rifle, 2. SALUTE. Carry the left hand smartly to the right side, palm of the hand down, thumb and fingers extended and joined, forefinger against piece near the muzzle ; look toward the person saluted. (TWO) Drop the left hand by the side ; turn the head and eyes to the front. For rules governing salutes, see "Honors and Salutes
Page 565 - Anthem is played at any place when persons belonging to the military service are present, all officers and enlisted men not in formation shall stand at attention facing toward the music (except at retreat, when they shall face toward the flag).
Page 42 - 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.
Page 590 - Any sentinel who is found drunk or sleeping upon his post, or who leaves it before he is regularly relieved, shall, if the offense be committed in time of war, suffer death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct...
Page 40 - If marching in quick time, at the command march, given as either foot strikes the ground, take one step in quick time, and then step off in double time. 64. To resume the quick time: 1. Quick time, 2. MARCH. At the command march...
Page 68 - In the training of men in the mechanism of the firing line, they should be practiced in repeating to one another target and aiming point designations and in quickly locating and pointing out a designated target. They should be taught to distinguish, from a prone position, distant objects, particularly troops, both with the naked eye and with field glasses. Similarly, they should be trained in estimating distances.
Page 41 - At the command march, given as the right foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the left foot; turn to the right about on the balls of both feet and immediately step off with the left foot.
Page 38 - They resume their former places, at attention, at the command fall in. At the command rest, each man keeps one foot in place, but is not required to preserve silence or immobility. At the command at ease, each man keeps one foot in place and is required to preserve silence but not immobility.
Page 40 - 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.

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