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How Not To Do It.  A Manual for the Awkward Squads, or A Handbook of Directions Written for the Instruction of Raw Recruits in our Rifle Volunteer Regiments by R M Ballantyne.

 

How Not To Do It.  A Manual for the Awkward Squads, or A Handbook of Directions Written for the Instruction of Raw Recruits in our Rifle Volunteer Regiments by R M Ballantyne. (First published 1860)

"Reader! I am anxious that my motive in writing this Manual should not be misunderstood.  I am a member of a Volunteer Rifle Regiment.... My sole desire is to give a little friendly advice to our awkward squads, and, if possible, to reach the obtuse faculties of the wilfully, ignorantly, or stupidly awkward members of the awkward squads.  For these, and these alone, this Manual in intended....."


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

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