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Marching & Movement

So assuming you've read through the basic training section in order, you've read up on your WWII history, glossed through some other books and manuals, undergone safety training, and have been introduced to authenticity standards. You've probably already gone out and procured a uniform, weapon, and some equipment. Outstanding! Pour yourself a hard-earned drink of your choice and come back, we'll wait.

Refreshing, no?! Well now, back to business. You have all the qualifications thus far to being a reenactor. However, one important portion will be discussed here. Walking around, moving, and marching and such. One wouldn't think it's all that important, but it is, there is a certain manner in which to stand, walk, turn, crawl, walk, run, and flop down on the ground. In addition to these basics, we'll cover advanced topics such as crossing barbed wire, moving unobserved, moving as a unit, and mastering being quiet while moving. If you're good, I'll demo the moonwalk for you too. 

So this section has three parts.
  1. Positions & Facing - Basically how to stand and how to turn around
  2. Steps & Marching - How to march forward and back as well as turning while doing so, parade ground stuff, but 100% necessary
  3. In the Field - How to not look like a fool on holiday during a public battle
Get these three sections down pat and you should be good to go.

The next thing you might want to read after the Steps & Marching section are the Cadences. It isn't necessary, but I think you'll like it.

NOTE TO ME (not you dummy!): ADD IN COLUMN OF TWOS

I can't find column of twos! 


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