Item of the Month at the National Maritime Museum
- From: "Schifferdecker, Patrick" <patrick.schifferdecker@...>
Instructions for Training a ships crew in the use of Arms in Attack and
Defence by Lieut. William Pringle Green Royal Navy Commander of his
Majesty's Brig Resolute 1812 .....
"Lt Green was worried by the poor small arms training on board Royal Naval
'It is a matter of notoriety in the Navy that when firearms are from
necessity put into the hands
of untrained men with inexperienced petty officers, the consequences are as
fatal to their friends
as their foes'. "
sorta kinda like some of the 1812 units you see on the battle field
..... when firearms are ... put into the hands of untrained men with
inexperienced ... officers...
Hmmmmmmm .... betcha that "slippery slope" could leave a mark!
Without prejudice or tact,
a War of 1812 Yahoo Group "member"