Publication Volume 32

Publication Volume 32

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of blue or red gum trees around the stables, or even the camps, would, with careful stable management, eradicate the disease of glanders which has been so prevalent in South Africa lately. Since the beginning of the South African war, England has purchased the following horses: From Argentina, 24,778; from Australia, 5,983; from United States, 14,755; from Canada, 3,190; from Austria, 6,176; total, 54,882. REARMAMENT. The native Indian regiments in the field army are being armed with the new 0.303 rifle. This will necessitate the manufacture of more cordite ammunition at the manufactories at Dum Dum and Kirkee, India, and its army will soon cease to use black powder. REORGANIZATION OF INDIAN MULE AND PONY TRANSPORT. The Government of India has approved a plan to reorganize its mule and pony transport. In case of war another corps of pack mules is to be raised, the peace organization admitting of rapid expansion. Each pack-mule corps, when expanded, will consist of 768 mules, with a carrying power of 1,280 maunds (about 102,400 pounds). FRANCE. France is the first nation in the number of military changes, the most important being the reorganization of the superior war council. In the cavalry the lance was ordered introduced by General Gallifet for 8 dragoon regiments, but it is not known whether his successor, General Andre', will arm all the cavalry with lances or not. Owing to a lack of men it has been impossible to establish the fourth battalions in the 52 infantry regiments, which was ordered sometime ago. The uncertainty, as to the absolute utility of the new field gun, has caused the suspension of the rearmament of the batteries which have not yet received it. The proposed rearmament of the horse artillery is suspended for the same...
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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236870662
  • 9781236870667