An officer talks about the three basic problems to be solved by the Platoon leader in any formations.
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:6 min 19 sec Sound:Yes
A war film on the 'Battle Formations' The Rifle Platoon depicts the advantages of the different formations during a war. The U.S. Army Sergeants stand around a desk and talk A Sergeant looks at a wall map. A Rifle Squad officer enters and ask a Sergeant about the people present. Sergeants seated around a table and a model kept on the desk. The officer talks about the battle formations of the platoon. He also talks about why the platoon is led by officers. He explains the battle formation of the platoon. The officer also give details about why and when theses formations are to be used. He talks about the three basic problems to be solved by the Platoon leader in any formation like security, maintenance and direction of control and minimum vulnerability to hostile fire and explains it with a help of the model. The officer explains the Platoon Column formation on the model. The Sergeants listen to him and see the formations made by the platoon leader.
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