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  • Larry Lozon
    From: Schifferdecker, Patrick Instructions for Training a ships crew in the use of Arms in Attack and Defence by Lieut.
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 29, 2003
      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
      ship writing

      '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'. "
      ............

      Hey Bob!

      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,

      Larry Lozon

      a War of 1812 Yahoo Group "member"
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