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Drill and Rifle Instruction for the Corps of Rifle Volunteers 1860 War Office

Drill and Rifle Instruction for the Corps of Rifle Volunteers 1860

War Office

Published February 1st 2009
ISBN : 9781847348692
Paperback
92 pages
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 About the Book 

Volunteers have always been a feature of Britains armed forces - from the Saxon Housecarls to the Home Guard. The Victorian period saw a particular upsurge in Volunteers and Yeomanry Units, which had the effect of freeing Britains smallMoreVolunteers have always been a feature of Britains armed forces - from the Saxon Housecarls to the Home Guard. The Victorian period saw a particular upsurge in Volunteers and Yeomanry Units, which had the effect of freeing Britains small professional army from home duties to garrison the far-flung Empire. This booklet sums up standard procedures for drill and rifle musketry taught to the volunteers. Its aim is simplicity - so that the rudiments can be imparted in the shortest possible time.