Excerpt from A Review of the History of Infantry In a boat-race each man of a crew must do his best and all must pull together. So in war: individual efficiency must go along with united action. Lord Wolseley has said in praise of drill that it t only trains the body, but it disciplines the mind at the same time. It teaches men the first rudiments of obedience; and if I were asked what is the greatest of all military virtues, a virtue even higher than courage, I should reply it was absolute unquestioning obedience. On the other hand, Lord Roberts has pointed out that the backbone of a thorough military training is the careful and gradual instruction of the individual, officer or soldier, in every duty he may be called on to fulfil, and the development to the utmost of his mental and physical powers. But such development is impossible unless free play is given to individual intelligence and initiative. These doctrines are t contrary to one ather, but supplementary; they are the two halves of the truth. Sometimes the one needs emphasising, sometimes the other. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.