Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Royal Commission on the War in South Africa Volume 2

Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Royal Commission on the War in South Africa Volume 2

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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: ... pompoms, and infantry ammunition, must have been seen to be aippreciated. The 'principal medical oflicer, though hard pressed for field hospitals and bearer companies, never once sent any force, with which I was connected, away with insufficient medical units. Other oflicers are better able to go fully into the uestion of the supply and transport services, but I shou cl like to say a. wor of praise for the junior oflicers of iihe Army Service Corps who were ever ready to accept responsibility and to cope with a rliffi-culty. The same may be said of the young oflicers of the Royal Engineers. 2. I am strongly of opinion that infantry cannot carry a position in the face of the modern rifle unless assisted up to the last moment by artillery fire. I advocate the employment of mounted infantry, and welcome this force on the battlefield to threaten and envelope the enemy's flanks and so set free the cavalry for wider turning movements and more independent action. It is essential for the thorough training of the Army that all arms should be exercised together. No one arm is complete in itself, and the different branches must constant-ly train together. In my opinion all pee/ce stations for single units should be done away 3. With regard to the training of officers, I am a strong advooarte for as many oflicers as possible passing through the Staff College, and as I do _not think the present two years' course could be with advantage shortened, I should like to see the number of instructors and students at the Camberley Staff College very much increased. I do not tlhink a competitive examination always secures the best men for the Staff College, and I advocate in its place a qualifying examination to ensure a high standard of...show more

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  • Paperback | 662 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,161g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952596
  • 9781236952592