Philip Haythornthwaite, Adam Hook's British Infantry of the Napoleonic Wars PDF

By Philip Haythornthwaite, Adam Hook

ISBN-10: 1854093266

ISBN-13: 9781854093264

An in depth, illustrated reference aimed toward modellers, wargamers, historians and re-enactors. huge captions provide information, details and motives on Napoleonic issues.

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38 sets by 1ifle platoons in NV\' Europe, but they were far ·. RuMerfrom from universal issue. With a range of about four No I Section miles, the set weighed 27lb, and was carried in a -carryinq Nola frontal webbing cradle and a separate haversack set ff anotted for the battery box; its throat microphones were LEGEND Platoon Camma:wl•r popular, lea\ing both hands free. , Bte building an attack he was to reconnoitre and then No Z Section issue orders. He was to bear in mind that 'if the platoon is not put into battle properly, it will merely suffer a lot of casualties, however brave the men may be'.

The most successful infantl")rnen were often those who succeeded in entirely suspending their view of the enemy as fellow humans, and functioned almost automatically according to a long-familiar choreography of combat. Once raised to the frenzy of battle, disengagement was by no means easy. shires remembered of Normanch-: ·If a German soldier appe:ued e\'erybody fired at him . It was no bother, we didn't think of them as human beings. everybody is shouting and screaming and suddenly you see this figure.

S not wait for orders to do so. He (1941). NeHher the squad column rushes the whole section forward into the assault, leading the way nor the chain are rigid lines, but loose tactical deployments. himself. Before and dming the assault the enemy must be engaged by all ,,·capons at the maximum rate of fire. The LMG \lo . l takes part in the a-;sault, firing on the move. With a cheer, the section attempts to break the <"nemy's resistance, using hand grenades, machine pistols, rifles, pistols and entrenching tools.

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