Illustrated notes for Volunteer Defence Corps, Australia, 1942

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Melbourne : Argus and Australasian, [1942]
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ILLUSTRATED NOTES for VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS, AUSTRALIA 1942 1
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART CAMOUFLAGE 3
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART 4
TECHNIQUE OF STALKING 4
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART THE ART OF SNIPING 5
IMPORTANCE OF PATROLS 6
SPECIAL HOME GUARD TRAINING CHART 6
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART 7
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART MANNING THE BARRICADES 8
“THE AUSTRALASIAN” Training Chart, STREET FIGHTING 9
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART TANK FIGHTINK 10
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART 11
HAND GRENADES-AN EMERGENCY WEAPON 11
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART 12
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART USING THE RIFLE AGAINST AIRCRAFT 13
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHARTS: 13
THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN 14
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHARTS REVOLVER and PISTOL SHOOTING 15
SECRETS OF MACHINEGUNS 15
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART CHART OF THE LEWIS AUTOMATIC GUN 16
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART 17
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART 18
"THE AUSTRALASIAN" TRAINING CHART HOW THE RANGEFINDER WORKS 19
WONDERS OF THE RANGEFINDER 19
HOW TO RECOGNISE JAPANESE PLANES 20
AIRCRAFT DESCRIPTION CARD 21
AIRFLASH MESSAGE FORM 21
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE USE OF AIRFLASH MESSAGE FORM 21
INSTRUCTIONS. 21
SECTION 2—THE TRANSMISSION OF AIRFLASH MESSAGES 21
2. INTRODUCTORY 22
CAMOUFLAGE 22
COVER FROM FIRE 22
FIELDCRAFT 22
FIELDCRAFT – STALKING 22
JUDGING DISTANCE 22
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION 22
SCOPE OF FIELDCRAFT INSTRUCTION 22
STALKING, USE OF GROUND, COVER FROM OBSERVATION 22
USE OF GROUND, COVER, & CAMOUFLAGE 22
3. POINTS TO BE CONSIDERED 23
4. CRAWLING 23
5. GENERAL 23
AT NIGHT, SIGHT IS LARGELY REPLACED BY HEARING 23
GENERAL 23
NIGHT OPERATIONS 23
NOTE THE FOLLOWING POINTS (MAINLY VISUAL) 23
PREPARATIONS 23
SEQUENCE OF CONDUCTING DEMONSTRATION OR EXERCISE 23
TRAINING BY NIGHT 23
CONCLUSION 24
CONCLUSION 24
FORM OF RECCE REPORT 24
ILLUSTRATION OF A RECCE REPORT 24
INITIATING A RECCE 24
POINTS TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU BEGIN A RECCE 24
POSSIBLE REPORT FORM 24
PROCEDURE FOR RECCE 24
RECCE REPORTS—GENERAL REMARKS 24
RECONNAISSANCE REPORTS AND THEIR COMPILATION 24
TYPES OF RECCE 24
USE YOUR NOSE AT NIGHT 24
VALUE OF PATROL WORK 24
1. SITING O.P. 25
2. HOW TO OBSERVE 25
3. WHAT TO OBSERVE 25
4. CLEAR REPORTING 25
GUERILLA WARFARE 25
OBSERVATION 25
SENTRIES 25
MAP READING 26
SECURITY OF INFORMATION 26
SETTING THE MAP AND FINDING A POSITION ON IT 26
HASTY DEMOLITION CALCULATIONS IN THE FIELD 27
PART I. CUTTING CHARGES 27
PART II. MINED CHARGES 28
PART III. CONCUSSION CHARGES 28
PART IV. BOREHOLE CHARGES 28
PART V. PROOF SHOWN ON GRAPHS ATTACHED 28
1. NO SECOND CHANCE 30
2. "SUSPICIOUS ALERTNESS" 30
3. QUICKNESS OF REACTION 30
4. SPEED OF ACTION 30
5. THE BATTLE OF WITS AND ARMOUR 30
6. "SECURITY-MINDEDNESS" 30
7. THE ACID TEST 30
8. THE GOLDEN RULE 30
9. "ON DIT" (RUMOUR) 30
ORGANISATION OF TRAINING 30
TRAINING FOR "TOTAL WAR" FROM ARMY TRAINING MEMORANDUM 30
TWO TRUTHS IN TRAINING 30
AN EXAMPLE 31
ESSENTIAL SUBJECTS 31
FORM OF ORDERS 31
INTENSIVE TRAINING 31
DRIVING BY OFFICERS 32
GERMAN OFFICER'S OPINION OF THE A.I.F. 32
INQUISITIVENESS 32
NIGHT TRAINING 32
OBSERVATION POST 32
ORGANISATION OF OBSERVATION 32
ROLE OF 2 1/C 32
WARLIKE ATMOSPHERE 32
WEAPON TRAINING 32
EXPLOSIVES 33
GENERAL NOTES ON THE JAPANESE ARMY 33
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN DURING INSTRUCTION IN THE USE OF EXPLOSIVES AND DURING DEMONSTRATIONS 33
COUNTER MEASURES TO JAPANESE TACTICS 34

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