Excerpt from The New German Field Exercise: Part I. The Portion on Drill in Extended Order; Part II. Attack and Defence Complete The issue of the New German Field Exercise marks an important epoch in Military Science. After careful persual, I came to the conclusion that the portion of Part I., treating of Drill in Extended Order, and the whole of Part II., would make a very welcome book of instruction to many Military Men, and Civilians, who, as Volunteers, take an interest in Military matters. Part II. especially, contains a vast amount of new and original information and instruction on that important part of military duty, how to manage troops in battle. I obtained the sanction of Sir Evelyn Wood, V.C, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., to make and publish a translation of these parts, and this little volume is the result of my work. I offer it to the military public with the assurance that it will prove useful to many, and in this opinion I am confirmed by the following words used by a leading military paper: We may observe that the first two parts of the German Infantry Exercise are of so simple and practical a nature that they might usefully be applied with very slight modification to any of our own forces - the Volunteers, for example, who have t time to acquire all that is contained in our red encyclopaedia. 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.