Night Operations For Infantry
Compiled for the Use of Company Officers

Night Operations For Infantry Compiled for the Use of Company Officers

By Charles Tyrwhitt Dawkins
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Table of Contents
  • CHAPTER I. The Importance of Careful Training in Night Operations.
  • CHAPTER II. Elementary Instruction.
    • Training of Vision.
    • Training of Hearing.
    • Finding Bearings.
    • Moving in the Dark.
    • General.
  • CHAPTER III. General Remarks on Night Operations.
    • Definitions.
    • Importance of Careful Preparation.
    • Plan of Operations.
    • The Framing of Orders for Night Operations.
    • Protection During Operations.
    • Maintenance of Connection.
    • Rifle Fire in Night Attacks.
    • Caution Necessary in Planning Night Operations, but Resolution Essential in their Execution.
    • Defence Against Night Attacks.
    • Passive Defence Useless.
  • CHAPTER IV. Training a Company for Offensive Action.
    • Instruction in Reconnaissance.
    • Night Marches.
    • Night Advances and Night Attacks.
    • Guiding Troops Across Country at Night.
    • The Assault.
    • Training for Defensive Action.
    • Outposts.
    • Position of Piquets at Night.
    • Readiness for Action.
    • Cover for Groups.
    • Marking of Route to and from Piquets.
    • Sentries Challenging.
    • Sentries Firing.
    • Action of Outposts in a Night Attack.
  • CHAPTER V. Miscellaneous.
    • Training and Employment of Scouts.
    • Searchlights in Attack and in Defence.
    • Flares, etc.
    • Hand Grenades.
    • Luminous Discs.
    • Pocket Electric Lamps.
    • Connecting Ropes.
    • Passing Fences.
    • Entrenching by Night.
    • Wire Entanglements.
    • Halts at Night.
    • Recognition of Friends at Night.
    • Knowledge of the Moon and Stars.
    • Constant Practice the only Means of Acquiring Knowledge.
    • Conclusion.
  • Transcriber’s Note
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