Studies in Applied Tactics; Authorized Translation (with Substitution of American Army Organization) by Major C. H. Barth

Studies in Applied Tactics; Authorized Translation (with Substitution of American Army Organization) by Major C. H. Barth

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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: Cavalry, leaving Maldeuten at 5 a. m., has come about 33 miles. It fed at Herzogswalde from 8 to 9.35 a. m., rested at Reichenthal-Pittehnen from 10 to 11 a. m., and has been at Heiligenthal about 2 hours, during which time the troops were able to water in succession. Discussion Of The Situation Of The Regiment; Intention And Arrangements Of Its Commander At 5 p. M. At last, word is being received about the enemy's infantry. The colonel has a right to hope that the report he is about to send, and which ought to arrive at Mohrungen by 8 p. m., will clear up the situation for the commanding general as far as this is possible up to date. Hostile infantry outposts are established all along the line from Schwuben via Gr. Buchwalde and Mondtken to west of Wilhelmsthal. It may be confidently assumed that, in rear of these, columns have followed as far as the Alle. The fact that so far we have had to deal only with cavalry belonging to the 2d (red) Army Corps justifies the surmise that this corps has occupied the line of the Alle--but only the surmise. It would be of no advantage to lead the regiment against the hostile outposts to find out further particulars. We could not find out for certain even if we succeeded in penetrating the line at great cost. The Alle would check further progress. And of what advantage would it be to know that at some point there are a few battalions of the 2d Army Corps? It is sufficient for the commanding general to know that the advance of the hostile infantry has crossed the Alle. But it would be of great importance if corps headquarters could be informed where the northern flank of the enemy is. The message concerning hostile outposts at Klutken mill and Lower Kapkeim is a pointer on this subject. But a more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236552556