The Armed Strength of France

The Armed Strength of France

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...dimensions: --Length, 2 feet 3 inches; width, 1 foot; depth, 1 foot 3 inches. Its weight is about 26 lbs. They are issued to corps as follows: ---r, .-. - 2 for the staff. Regiment of infantry J g per battalion Battalion of chasseurs 1 for the staff. 4 4 for the 4 companies.-r, .., f2 for the staff. Regiment of cavalry. g f(n. g squadrons. Artillery--1 per battery. Their price is about 12s. They are provided by Government in the same way as the baggage boxes. Am/munition. An ammunition cart carries 9,360 rounds, or about 10 rounds per man on a war footing. It has four bags, each capable of holding about 60 packets (a packet consists of six cartridges) of cartridges, for carrying the ammunition from the cart to the companies. Pioneers' Tools. The cart told off for pioneers' tools carries the following: --80 axes, 70 shovels, 40 pickaxes, 10 billhooks, 12 spare handles (6 for axe or pickaxe, 6 for shovel), 2 pair pincers, 1 saw, 1 box of tools. The cart, with a battalion of chasseurs, carries half the above. Reserve of Clothing and Necessaries. The regimental cart carries 150 pairs of shoes, 150 pairs canvas gaiters, 150 shirts, 150 flannel belts, and 50 pairs trowsers. These are contained in five boxes, and there is a sixth box, in which are materials for the repair of equipment and clothing. Provisions of the 1st Line. The provisions of the 1st line of an army corps comprise: --8 days' dry rations (biscuits, rice, salt, sugar, and coffee). 5 'preserved meat in tins. 2 brandy. 6 oats. The cavalry carries only seven days' dry rations, but it has half a ration more of oats; the artillery and trains have seven days' oats. The provisions of the 1st line are distributed as follows: --Carried by the soldier 12 days' more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564073
  • 9781236564078