Elements of Trench Warfare: Bayonet Training

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Appleton, 1917 - 225 oldal

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84. oldal - Gabion Making.—A gabion is a cylindrical basket with open ends, made of brush woven on pickets or stakes as described for hurdles. The usual size is 2 feet outside diameter and 2 feet 9 inches height of wattling. On account of the sharp curvature somewhat better brush is required for gabions than will do for hurdles.
87. oldal - randing. If not for immediate use, the gabion must be sewed as described for hurdles, the same quantity of wire being required. The gabion, when wattled and sewed, is completed by cutting off the tops of the pickets, 1 inch from the web, the bottom 3 inches. The latter
78. oldal - Stretch a line from one to the other over the intersection. Place the others 4 feet apart and lash them so that each intersection comes fairly to the line. To build a fascine, straight pieces of brush, 1 or 2 inches at the butt, are laid on, the
25. oldal - Backing up the water of a stream so that it overflows a considerable area forms a good obstacle, even though of fordable depth. If shallow, the difficulty of fording may be increased by irregular holes or ditches dug before the water comes up, or by
192. oldal - The rifle must never be drawn back when making a Long Point in a forward movement. The impetus of the body and the forward stretching of the arms supply sufficient force. The bayonet must be withdrawn immediately after the Point has been delivered, and a forward threatening attitude
87. oldal - Three men should make a gabion in an hour. Gabions may be made without the forms, but the work is slower and not so good. The circle is struck on the ground and the pickets driven at the proper points. The weaving is done from the ground up. The entire time of one man is required to keep the pickets in
81. oldal - In all brush weaving the following terms have been adopted and are convenient to use: Randing.—Weaving a single rod in and out between pickets. Slewing.—Weaving two or more rods together in the same way. Wattling.—A general term applied to the woven part of brush construction.
201. oldal - III can again be used. In individual fighting the butt can also be used horizontally against the opponent's ribs, forearm, etc. This method is impossible in trench fighting or in an attack, owing to the horizontal sweep of the bayonet to the attacker's left. The
83. oldal - rod before the first one is quite out, slewing the two for a short distance. Hammer the wattling down snug on the pickets with a block of wood and continue until the top is reached. It improves the hurdle to finish the edges with two selected rods paired.
201. oldal - when a man is gripped by an opponent, so that neither the point nor the butt can be used, the knee brought up against the crotch or the heel stamped on the instep may momentarily disable him and make him release his hold.

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