This is a detailed manual that details marines and rangers combat techniques and procedures.
Topics covered included; Protective Measures, Scouting and Patrolling and Interpretation Of Signs.
Additionally it will discuss Rangers, their Squad Tactics on displacement, Staining, General Rules, Combat techniques, Weapons used, Strategies and Strategic Thinking.
For example, entrenchments are located to cover a selected area with fire and, at the same time, provide concealment from aerial and ground observation and protection from enemy fire. The three most commonly used entrenchments are briefly explained in this handbook.
Camouflage has been defined as the science of military deception. It affords protective concealment for your position so that can see without being seen.
You can sometimes put out artificial obstacles such as wire, so that the enemy will be channeled into areas where he is covered by your fire.
These obstacles are placed in woods, tall grass, brush, or some other place where they can be hidden, if it is possible.
When you go out as a scout in daylight, there are several tricks which are important to you.
Where the word "cover" is used to mean protection from enemy fire, the word "concealment" means protection from observation by the enemy. Concealment may be natural or artificial.
Night scouting presents additional problems, here you will read how marines take night to their advantage.
The size of a bivouac area usually indicates the number of enemy there. You can check laundry, ration tins, dumps, and so on for clues as to the size of the enemy force.
This is a military handbook not to be missed.
Covered in this comprehensive handbook:
- The Marines Handbook
- Chapter 1: Protective Measures
- Section I: Entrenchments
- Section II: Camouflage
- Section III: Elementary Obstacles
- Chapter 2: Scouting And Patrolling
- Section I: Scouting By Day
- Section II: Scouting By Night
- Section III: Observing
- A. Interpretation Of Signs.
- The Rangers Handbook
- 1. Displacement:
- a. Footprints.
- b. Foliage
- 2. Staining:
- 6. General Rules Utilized in Tracking:
- Chapter Three: Combat In Built-Up Areas
- Section I: Individual Conduct
- Section II: The Attack
- There are a few specific points to remember in mopping up operations:
- Section III: Squad Tactics
- Section IV: Weapons Used
- Strategies and Strategic Thinking
- C-4 Car bomb