Because of that M1 Garand training video, I bought a copy of this book:
It is a cheaply made paperback, filled with black and white photgraphs on a slickish paper and is reminiscent of my father's old Boy Scout Fieldbook (I loved that book, too. I'm gonna have to find it again at his house...)
And it is wonderful.
But I like these kinds of artifacts. If you watched that whole training movie, the book is review of a good part of it, But there some extras. Like how to jump to cover and getting back up again while carrying your M1. There, on paper, is the windage formulas, too. For instance, a good guideline is that you'll need at least 11 clicks of the windage knob in a 25 knot cross wind when shooting at a target 500 yard away. (And you'll probably need 17 or so clicks up from your hundred-yard 'zero' at that range...)
They refer in this book to another document I'd like to read and get a few facsimiles of. The Us Army Score Book.
And the back cover advertises other titles from the The Infantry Journal press in Washington DC. Most of them a quarter in price. Though Infantry in Battle and Warfare is a whole $3. I'd love to see these, too. Other titles: Company Duties: A Checklist, Modern Battle, Keep em Rolling, and American Vs. Germans.
Oh, YOU want to read it now? No problem. Go here and read it online for free.
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