Cavalry Studies; Strategical and Tactical
by Douglas Haig
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter viii. attock staff klde-continued. this Staff Ride commenced on 18th of March, 1906, on which date thirty-two officers joined the Director and his four assistants at Hasan Abdal and took part in it. The Directing Staff had arrived two days previously after riding over the ground to be traversed during the exercise, and fixing upon the more important situations for consideration. preliminary work. Appreciate the situation given in these General and Special Ideas from the point of view of the Commander-in-Chief of the Eastern Army. Appreciation Of The Situation. 1. Our forces are disposed as follows: --Our own forces. Fighting men approximately 52,000. Rawalpindi Mobilising at 4 Infantry Divisions 1 Infy. Bde. (British) 1 Cavy. Divn. (4 Bdes.) 1 Bde. Howitzers, and Corps Troops Note.--The orders and appreciations which appear in this account of the Staff Ride are examples selected from the work done by the officers who took part in it. 267 I Infantry Division 1 Cavy. Brigade 2 N. I. Brigades I Infy. Division (weak) i Cavalry Regiment 20,000. Independent State Troops Uo.o00. 1 Fighting men (Mobilising approximately at lAbbottabad. (Mobilising at Derbend. J North of Malakand. 18,000. Total forces available within the next few days, about 100,000. Reserve shortly to commence mobilising at Rawalpindi--50,000. There is nothing in the general or special ideas to indicate how soon these latter will be available. 2. The enemy has established himself in the Independent State, and occupies Nowshera and Mardan. He holds the Indus from Attock to Dal with an advanced line guarding Attock from the junction of the Haro and Indus rivers, along the Haro to Burhan Station, and north to the Indus through Hazro. Cavalry (estimated at about one Brigade)..