Field Service Regulations (Felddienst Ordnung, 1908) of the German Army; 1908

Field Service Regulations (Felddienst Ordnung, 1908) of the German Army; 1908

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...heavy artillery battalions, but may be pushed further forward or may even be ordered to march with the advanced guard. The ammunition wagons of the heavy artillery march by battalions behind the last battery of their respective battalions. The light ammunition columns of heavy howitzer battalions follow their battalions, but when the latter advance they remain in rear of the light ammunition columns of the field artillery, or in rear of the fighting troops. Telephone detachments march well forward, so that they can begin to lay their lines as soon as the column deploys for action or halts for rest. 366. If it is anticipated that the divisional bridge train will be required, it will march with the pioneers of the advanced guard. Otherwise it will, as a rule, march with the second line transport or train. Occasionally single vehicles of the divisional bridge train may accompany the pioneers. The corps bridge train marches with the train, with the second line transport, or, if necessary, further to the front. 367. Bearer companies follow the troops to which they are allotted. They precede the light ammunition columns of the field artillery. The artillery observation wagon carries an observation ladder and signalling stores. There are five of these in a heavy tield howitzer battalion--one for each battery and one for the battalion staff. (General Staff.) 368. Night marches subject the troops to additional fatigue, and impair their efficiency on the following day. They may, however, be necessary in view of the situation. They are sometimes justifiable, when the object is to conceal the movement of troops from the enemy, especially if he uses balloons. In very hot weather night marches are at times unavoidable. Special precautions are necessary to...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632508
  • 9781236632500