5285Re: [ANE-2] Re: Re: Living in the desert
- Jun 3, 2007
>>>> If I recall correctly travel distances for large groups of fullyDuring World War II in North Africa, infantry soldiers carrying field packs
> loaded infantry are about 25 km/day and can reach 100 km/day for
> small groups of light load elite infantry...
marched at the official U.S. Army speed of two and a half miles (ca. four
km.) per hour. In his memoirs, General L.K. Truscott wrote that he trained
his men to march at four, and even five, miles per hour. But ambulances
followed the line of march to pick up soldiers exhausted by the rapid pace.
One New York City block in 45 seconds (four m.p.h.) is as fast as I can
move, without an ambulance.
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