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By Ben Macintyre

One December evening in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire box. His challenge: to sabotage the British warfare attempt. His identify used to be Eddie Chapman, yet he may almost immediately develop into MI5's Agent Zigzag. speeding and louche, brave and unpredictable, the traitor used to be a patriot inside of, and the villain a hero. the matter for Chapman, his many enthusiasts and his spymasters was once realizing who he used to be. Ben Macintyre weaves jointly diaries, letters, images, thoughts and top-secret MI5 documents to create the exhilarating account of Britain's such a lot sensational double agent.

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Loading of Weapons and Equipment Light and heavy infantry weapons, ammunition, rations, and bivouac and other equipment, which are too bulky or too heavy to be carried by the man, are loaded on hand sleds when troops are committed. A It is used in two forms: the boat akja and the weapons akja. The boat akja is used to carry ammunition and equipment. When lined with blankets, it may also be used for the transportation of casualties. In the weapons akja, the weapon is mounted and fired from the sled.

The rifle is held with the free hand during the throw; the poles hang by their loops from the wrist of the free hand. -Throwing the hand grenade while odvancing. When hand grenades are thrown while kneeling, the left (right) ski is advanced in the direction of the throw. At the same time, the man goes down on his right (left) knee and brings back his right (left) hand for the throw. (See fig. --Throwing the hand grenade from the kneeling position. When the snow cover is thin or frozen hard, the right (left) ski may also be turned up on edge and pushed backward to the right (left).

The special sleds must be of the same gauge as standard horse sleds. They should have a low silhouette and it should be possible to fire the weapon from the sled. When advancing cross-country, it is generally possible to carry heavy weapons and their ammunition supply on horse sleds or runners, but only on previously prepared tracks. 10. EMPLOYMENT AND EFFECTIVENESS a. Heavy Machine Gun The fundamentals of the employment of the heavy machine gun remain essentially unchanged. Observation of the cone of fire, preparation of the position, and adjustment fire in snow-covered terrain require special training.

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