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1902 Excerpt: ...column of fours, a platoon composed of a greater
or less number of fours than the one preceding will slightly
increase or decrease its gait, to enable all the fours to take
their proper distances in column, and will, if necessary, slightly
change direction so as to follow the first. Being in Column of
Fours, to Form Column of Platoons. 621. 1. Platoons, 2. Right (or
Left) front into Line, 3. March. Each platoon executes right front
into line. If executed at the walk, the captain halts the column
after advancing 30 yards. The principles of par. 8 apply. Being in
Line of Platoon Columns of Fours, to oblique by the Heads of
Columns. 622. 1. Platoons, 2. Column half right (or half left), 3.
March. cn C3 a a n era PI. 97, Par. 622. The right platoon is the
base platoon (par. 147): the others march parallel to it; the line
of chiefs of platoons should be parallel to the original front. To
resume the march in.the original direction: 1. Platoons, 2. Column
half left (or half right), 3. March. 623. When obliquing by heads
of columns, line may be formed in the oblique direction by the
commands: 1. Right front into line, 2. March, if obliquing to the
left; or, 1. Left front into line, 2. March if obliquing to the
right. All the fours, except the leading four of the base platoon,
oblique and form line on the same princi pies as when in column of
fours. The principles of par. 8 apply. G24. Obliquing to the right
by heads of columns, to form column of fours: 1. Column of fours,
2. On first platoon. 3. March. The first platoon continues in the
oblique direction; each of the other platoons makes a partial
change of direction to the right, then to the left, and follows
immediately in rear of the preceding platoon. If obliquing to the
left, column is formed on the fourth pla...
|Country of origin:
United States. War Dept
||246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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