A Rifle Squad officer briefs the Sergeants about the Squad Column,Skirmish Line and Open Squad Formation in U.S.
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:14 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
The advantages of the battle formations during a war. The U.S. Army Sergeants seated at a desk and discuss the model. A Rifle Squad officer talks about the Battle Formations made by the smallest unit the Rifle Squad. He holds a stick in his hand. The model shows the two basic formations first the Squad Column and second the Skirmish Line. The officer also talks about Squad Wedge formation. He speaks about the usage of different formations. The officer explains the details of the formations that is how and when they are used. He first talks about the Squad Column which is the basic and easiest way of formation to control the fire. The troops hold each other's belt during the squad formation. He also speaks that always use Squad Column at night. Next is the Open Squad Column which is useful in crossing the open terrain where there is no cover. The Rifle platoon during the Open Squad Column formation. The officer asks the Sergeant about the questions regarding the Squad Column. The Squad Wedge which can form a Skirmish Line and is faster then the Squad Column. The Sergeant listen to him as he talks about the responsibility of Squad Leader during the formation. A model depicts the formations of Wedge. A Sergeant asks question related to the difference between the Open Squad Column and Wedge and the officer answers. Last formation the Skirmish Line. A model depicts the Skirmish Line formation by the Rifle Squad and usage of it to start the attack. The model shows the troops advancing for attack. The officer sums up in short three of the formations. He also speaks about the other formation and gives example.
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