Cadet's Handbook; A Manual for Military Students at Colleges and Academies

Cadet's Handbook; A Manual for Military Students at Colleges and Academies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...have received the endorsement of the War Department, are observed by the men: Before starting on a campaign the soldier should provide himself with the necessaries for personal cleanliness and for keeping his clothes in repair: towel, soap, toothbrush, pocket-comb, and a looking-glass, with needles, thread, and a few strong safety-pins and spare buttons. His shoes and socks should be carefully selected to fit, and it is well to have shoes broken in by a few days' usage before starting. At rests on the march, he should sit down or lie down if the ground is suitable, for every minute so spent refreshes more than five minutes standing or loitering about. At the mid-day rest lunch should be eaten, but it should always be a light meal. On the march or during exercise in hot weather the body loses water continuously by the skin and lungs, and this must be replaced as it occurs to keep the blood in proper condition. Only a few swallows should be taken at a time, no matter how plentiful the water supply may be. When exceedingly thirsty after a long, dry stretch, water should not be taken freely at once, but in smaller drinks at intervals, until the desire for more is removed. Smoking in the heat of the day or on the march is depressing, and increases the thirst. On hot marches water should be taken quite frequently, but, as already stated, in small quantities at a time, to replace the loss by perspiration. This will often prevent attacks of heat exhaustion and sunstroke. On a hurried or forced march, particularlv in sultrv weather, a soldier may become faint and giddy from the heat and fatigue. His face becomes pale, his lips leadcolored, his skin covered with clammy perspiration, and he trembles all over. His arms and equipments should be...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883292
  • 9781236883292