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  • The contrast between the close-order formations of the redcoats and the open order of the Indians firing from cover, however, is spot on.

    George Washington’s First War

  • These conditions gave rise to the manual of arms and close-order drill, in the interest of safety and effectiveness.

    George Washington’s First War

  • When styles of war evolved with new weapons and close-order tactics, as in the ancient Mediterranean, it became essential for soldiers to practice their art together so as not to hurt themselves more than the enemy.

    George Washington’s First War

  • It was a Teutonic utopia, as orderly as a close-order drill.

    New York Fashion Week 2011: Showmanship by Michael Kors, Thom Browne, Derek Lam

  • Irregular outfits like Revolutionary militias, for example, did not fight in close-order linear fashion and were never subject to harsh discipline, so what motivated them?

    Where They Got Their Grit

  • Much of this is the result of extended deployments and repeated re-deployments, as well as the destructive mental impact of close-order counterinsurgency warfare.

    Gary Hart: The Hidden Costs of Warfare and the Prophet Jeremiah

  • In the United States, for instance, "baseball prepped the nation for World War I with its close-order drills at ballparks," writes Foreign Policy In Focus contributor Robert Elias in The Foreign Policy of Baseball.

    Washington's Blood Sport

  • This meant that both Union and Confederate units, going into battle in close-order drill, were blasting away at each other with rifles of terrible power.29 Enormous amounts of lead were in the air.

    The Gun

  • This was not the full madness of nineteenth-century close-order drill, but it was close.

    The Gun

  • "Typing bills of lading and close-order drill sure beats washing dishes at home," she said.

    May 2010

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