They managed to put ten infantry divisions and one cavalry division against us in the first three weeks, but they were not comparable in strength to our seven infantry divisions and three cavalry divisions.
e evening the Turks were holding this position in strength against the 3rd Australian Light Horse, but two infantry brigades of the 53rd Division were moving towards the ridge, and during the evening the enemy retired and we held the ridge from this time on quite securely.
While the interminable line of the infantry regiments was passing, there was a move to the back of the box, where there was a table with ices, champagne, etc.
For several hours the artillery fought their guns with superb courage, and remained in action until the fire from the houses was silenced by a brilliant infantry attack.
27 " 200 to 300 " " 123 " 300 to 400 " " 125 " 400 to 500 " " 59 " 500 to 600 " " 19 " 600 to 800 " " The French Government allows 444 feet for each infantry soldier, and 518 feet for each man in the cavalry.
There was also present the entire fleet of Sextus and the entire infantry force of the other two; and not that merely, but the one command had been drawn up on the shore and the other on the ships, both fully armed, so that this very fact made it perfectly evident to all that it was from fear of their accoutrement and from necessity, that the two rulers were making peace because of the people and Sextus because of his adherents.
Principles of Infantry training Section 2.
There were two kinds; one, also called a spontoon, formerly carried by infantry officers; the other, used on ships for repelling boarders, a boarding-pike,'--N.E.D. which quotes (inter alia) Massinger, &c., Old Law (4to, 1656), Act iii, II: 'Here's a half-pike'; and Froger, Voyages (1698): 'Their ordinary Arms are the Hanger, the Sagary (assagai), which is a very light Half-Pike.'
He was lunching with us one day and describing how for some months in France, during some murderous fighting, he was attached to an Infantry Battalion. "
They were all beaten off by infantry fire, and the reliefs of the various brigades of the XXIst Corps were complete by November 28.
See paragraph 94, Infantry Drill Regulations, and paragraph 111, Cavalry Drill Regulations, 1916.
Assembling Infantry equipment CHAPTER III.
Footnote 4: The numbers refer to paragraphs in the Infantry Drill Regulations, 1911.
Here some of the bloodiest Infantry fighting of the whole war took place in May 1917.
The batteries of the Allies and their infantry trenches, being so much farther away, were less plainly visible.
Fine-looking men they were, too, these infantry-men, bronzed, well-built fellows, with heavy, high cheek-bones, longish noses, black mustaches, and dark eyes, who, whatever their qualities of initiative might be, looked to have no end of endurance and ability to stay put.
The 75th Division prolonged the infantry line through Gharbiyeh to Berberah.
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The dismounted yeomanry of the 231st and 230th Infantry Brigades rushed through, and by half-past one the 74th Division had secured their objectives.
A number of gentlemen joined the Duri Volunteer Corps and formed a Mounted Infantry troop, and, though I am a good horseman, I was not competent to train the troop, as I had never enjoyed any experience of mounted military work of any kind.
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One of them, as much as two miles out from his main line, was on a commanding elevation and defended by an intrenched battery with infantry supports.
Household Cavalry 1,039 427 Dragoon-Guards 1,208 794 Foot-Guards 1,872 859 Infantry Regiments 1,706 758 Men in healthy districts of England 723 The Foot-Guards, which lost annually 1,415 from diseases of the chest before the reform, lost only 538 in 100,000 from the same cause in 1859.
Italian Infantry march in twos on either side of a road, not in fours on one side as ours do.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the Army of the United States, 1917 To be used by Engineer companies (dismounted) and Coast Artillery companies for Infantry instruction and training Author: War Department Release Date: February 1, 2004 EBook #10908 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MANUAL FOR INFANTRY *** Produced by Robert J. Hall MANUAL FOR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES OF INFANTRY OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES 1917 To be used by Engineer companies (dismounted) and Coast Artillery companies for Infantry instruction and training.
Hood had with him three infantry corps, commanded respectively by Stephen D. Lee, Stewart and Cheatham.
RUSSIAN INFANTRY CHARGES "Back behind us, on the extreme left, I was told the Russians were attacking the German trenches by an infantry charge, the German field telephone service having apprised the commanders along the front.
Afterwards there was also an infantry battle.
22100th Infantry Battalion The 100th Infantry Battalion was engaged in heavy action during the war taking part in multiple campaigns.
For surely they do not intend to employ infantry tactics against us on the sea, nor on the other hand are they prepared to shut themselves up as it were in wooden walls and undergo a siege, since that would be decidedly to our advantage--I mean assaulting wooden barriers.
During the latter months of 1914 "there was practically no special training given to infantry subalterns, with temporary commissions."
Their greater attractiveness must be counterbalanced by special advantages offered by the infantry service.
Italian Cavalry, we heard, had gone through the water in pursuit, and likewise some British Infantry patrols, swimming and wading and making use of various ingenious, improvised devices.
These meager groups were forbidden fires, or any evidence of their presence that might guide hostile movement, and the infantry outposts felt that they were really the guardians of the sleeping thousands a mile or so behind them.
Why any troops, except artillery with a small infantry guard, were kept on the mountain-top, I do not see.
"Yesterday I saw an infantry engagement.
The troops who are compelled to retreat before the enemy's advance are fully capable of trampling down the heavy infantry detachments in reserve.
It was at first proposed that the whole of the XXth Corps and a force of cavalry should carry out operations simultaneously on the north and east of the Corps front which should give us possession of the roads from Mar Saba and Muntar, and also from Taiyibeh and the old Roman road to Jericho, thus allowing two cavalry forces supported by infantry columns to converge on Jericho from the north and south.
Back in the wood the infantry colonel, from a vantage-point half-way up a tall tree, watched the ensuing duel with the keenest excitement.
The infantry captain, a transient steamboat acquaintance, used often afterward to say that he never saw anything prettier than those four wildly gladdened ladies unveiling in the shade of their parasols.
In the Offing can be seen the German Man-of-war "Geier" "Eleventh of August" Street The Officers of the Alphonso XIII Regiment of Cazadores, taken a few days before the Fight with the American Troops at Hormigueros The Military Hospital, Mayaguez Part of the Village of Maricao Infantry Barracks, Mayaguez The Rosario River, near Hormigueros A Street in San German Tobacco Plantation (cutting leaves), Mayaguez The Plaza Principal in Mayaguez looking toward the Church A Ruined Church along our Line of March A Puerto Rican Laundry Watering the Artillery Horses at Yauco A Native Bull-team On the Road to Lares The Best Outfit in our Wagon Train "Promenade of the Fleas" in Yauco When only One Man gets a Letter The "Weary Travellers' Spring," near Anasco A Crude Sugar Mill near Las Marias A very Popular Spot Two Knights and a Pawn INTRODUCTION I have ventured to set down in this place the following bald and brief items of our recent history, not because I doubt an already existing common knowledge of their substance, but simply because they serve to illuminate and give finish to the succeeding narrative.
The infantry barracks--Cuartel del Infanteria--is also a building of modern construction, dating from 1848; and, though of simple architecture, it is very capacious.
"The infantry advance with a rush towards the windmill, but we no sooner top the hill than the English machine guns begin to rattle.
Being desirous of learning Mounted Infantry work, I attended all his drills, riding as troop-leader, and, between close attention to him and close study of the drill-book, did not let the gentlemen in the ranks know that, in the beginning, I knew as little about it as they did.
The infantry weapon used through the War by the armies of the North as by those of the South was the muzzle-loading rifle which bore the name on our side of the Springfield and on the Confederate side of the Enfield.
Batteries are also rather slow in changing positions and in moving up in support of their infantry units.
The ordinary infantry uniform consists of a dark-blue tunic and trousers with red facings, and a high astrachan busby with the brass badge of the lion and sun.
General Sheridan was in the immediate vicinity, with a force of about eighteen thousand well-mounted cavalry, and, although it was not probable that this command could effect any thing against Lee's army of about the same number of infantry, it might still have delayed him by constructing breastworks in his way, and thus giving the Federal infantry time to come up and attack.
The actual numbers under Lee's command will appear from the following statement of Colonel Walter H. Taylor, assistant adjutant-general of the army: Our strength at Chancellorsville: Anderson and McLaws........................... 13,000 Jackson (Hill, Rodes, and Trimble)............ 21,000 Early (Fredericksburg)........................ 6,000 40,000 Cavalry and artillery......................... 7,000 Total of all arms............................. 47,000 As the Federal infantry numbered one hundred and twenty thousand, according to the smallest estimate of Federal authorities, and Lee's infantry forty thousand, the Northern force was precisely three times as large as the Southern.
In the green before the Palace stands the statue of the Prince of Anhalt Dessau, the founder of the Prussian Infantry system, and at a short distance from this, on the Lange Bruecke, stands the colossal equestrian statue in bronze of the Great Elector.