Manual of Military Training

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

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Page 97 - 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 1844 - Any sentinel who is found sleeping upon his post, or who leaves it before he is regularly relieved, shall suffer death, or such other punishment as a courtmartial may direct.
Page 827 - Head erect and squarely to the front, chin drawn in so that the axis of the head and neck Is vertical; eyes straight to the front. Weight of the body resting equally upon the heels and balls of the feet.
Page 109 - The instructor then commands-: COUNT OFF. At this command all except the right file execute eyes right, and beginning on the right, the men in each rank count one, two, three, four; each man turns his head and eyes to the front as he counts.
Page 99 - 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 101 - 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 99 - 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 827 - Heels on the same line and as near each other as the conformation of the man permits.
Page 704 - Being in line at a halt, the captain directs the first sergeant: Dismiss the company.
Page 88 - Attention to Orders. A short blast of the whistle. This signal is used on the march or in combat when necessary to fix the attention of troops, or of their commanders or leaders, preparatory to giving commands, orders, or signals. When the firing line is firing, each squad leader suspends firing and fixes his attention at a short blast of his platoon leader's whistle. The platoon leader's subsequent commands or signals are repeated and enforced by the squad leader.

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