John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 143

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If the infantry are in a single line of no depth, the

best way is to range on points in their line of advance

such as crests or hedges, and open gun fire when

they reach these points

When a battery is caught on the move, limbering up, or

unlimbering, it is desirable to make the most of the opportunity.

A long bracket should be found with two rounds

of time shrapnel, and repeatedly searched with gun

fire

The same applies to a COs Staff, if this can be

recognized

Except in the cavalry, the only time when cavalry in formed

bodies is likely to be visible is when cavalry charges the

guns. Even then they will not, if they can help it, deliver

a frontal charge, but will make for the flanks and

wagon line. Section Control will therefore be the normal

method

The section commander orders the Elevation, well short of

the estimated range, and orders the fuze directly ("fuze 3"

"fuze 2" "and fuze 1") instead of ordering the corrector.

At ranges of 2000 yards and under the elevation with

which the shrapnel is fired is of little consequence

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If the infantry are in a single line of no depth, the

best way is to range on points in their line of advance

such as crests or hedges, and open gun fire when

they reach these points

When a battery is caught on the move, limbering up, or

unlimbering, it is desirable to make the most of the opportunity.

A long bracket should be found with two rounds

of time shrapnel, and repeatedly searched with gun

fire

The same applies to a COs Staff, if this can be

recognized

Except in the cavalry, the only time when cavalry in formed

bodies is likely to be visible is when cavalry charges the

guns. Even then they will not, if they can help it, deliver

a frontal charge, but will make for the flanks and

wagon line. Section Control will therefore be the normal

method

The section commander orders the Elevation, well short of

the estimated range, and orders the fuze directly ("fuze 3"

"fuze 2" "and fuze 1") instead of ordering the corrector.

At ranges of 2000 yards and under the elevation with

which the shrapnel is fired is of little consequence


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  • April 2, 2017 04:16:22 Cheryl Ellsworth

    If the infantry are in a single line of no depth, the

    best way is to range on points in their line of advance

    such as crests or hedges, and open gun fire when

    they reach these points

    When a battery is caught on the move, limbering up, or

    unlimbering, it is desirable to make the most of the opportunity.

    A long bracket should be found with two rounds

    of time shrapnel, and repeatedly searched with gun

    fire

    The same applies to a COs Staff, if this can be

    recognized

    Except in the cavalry, the only time when cavalry in formed

    bodies is likely to be visible is when cavalry charges the

    guns. Even then they will not, if they can help it, deliver

    a frontal charge, but will make for the flanks and

    wagon line. Section Control will therefore be the normal

    method

    The section commander orders the Elevation, well short of

    the estimated range, and orders the fuze directly ("fuze 3"

    "fuze 2" "and fuze 1") instead of ordering the corrector.

    At ranges of 2000 yards and under the elevation with

    which the shrapnel is fired is of little consequence

  • April 2, 2017 04:10:41 Cheryl Ellsworth

    If the infantry are in a single line of no depth, the

    best way is to range on points in their line of advance

    such as crests or hedges, and open gun fire when

    they reach these points

    When a battery is caught on the move, limbering up, or

    unlimbering, it is desirable to make the most of the opportunity.

    A long bracket should be found with two rounds

    of time shrapnel, and repeatedly searched with gun

    fire

    The same applies to a COs Staff, if this can be

    recognized


  • April 2, 2017 04:01:18 Cheryl Ellsworth

    If the infantry are in a single line of no depth, the

    best way is to range on points in their line of advance

    such as crests or hedges, and open gun fire when

    they reach these points


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