Before anything else happens in rifle or musketry training, Field Artillery Training Manual insists that “recruits … are to be taught the names of the different parts of the rifle.” (1) Twenty-six years later, Henry Reed published a “poem from the forces” in the New Statesman:
(1) Field Artillery Training. HMSO. 1914.44
(2) “Naming of Parts” by Henry Reed. New Statesman and Nation. XXIV:598. 92.
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