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Lean over slightly to your left, shifting your weight off your right foot. Lift up your right foot and swinging it forward, feel with your toe for a silent spot, then step your right foot down on it.

Now lift up your left knee and slowly press it down behind your left hand (Fig. 12).

Fig. 12

After resting your weight on your right foot, lift up your left knee and place it behind your left hand.

Fig. 12

After resting your weight on your right foot, lift up your left knee and place it behind your left hand.

6. Then repeat, Left, hand!

Left, knee!

Left, hand!

Right, foot!

Left, knee!

(These are the commands for instructors to give.)

One should keep as low as possible while doing this silent semi-crawl, keeping alert. This is a good out-of-doors exercise. It should be practiced blind-folded. Crawling fifty yards on clear land, then on wooded land, then with sound and vision spotters, then live ammunition overhead, should be practised. The crawl should be practised at first with precision commands, then without commands, until it can be done correctly, almost subconsciously.

WHAT TO DO, IF

IF a hand-grenade explodes to your right :

Answer : Fall flatly to the ground, on your left side, perhaps firing in the direction from which the grenade came. Break the fall by striking the ground flatly, and simultaneously, with the under surface of the left forearm and palm, on an area from your elbow to your fingertips (Fig. 13). Later, a method of breaking falls without injury is fully described.

Fig. 13

Fig. 13

Side Break-Fall From the Silent Semi-Crawl Position.

IF crawling forward in the Silent Semi-Crawl position, you suddenly meet one of the enemy crawling towards you, and you are unarmed, what can you do, fast and unexpected ?

Answer: 1. Break his jaw with a left knee blow (Fig. 14).

2. Kick him under the chin with your left foot (Fig. 15).

3. Kick him in the neck or head with your right foot

HOW?

You are crouched down in the Semi-CrawTl position, kneeling on your left knee. Your left foot is on the ground behind your left knee. Your right foot is on the ground and your right knee is off the ground directly above it.

One of the following methods may be used.

1. Reach up both hands, clasping him behind the head or neck and tug his face down viciously into your left knee which is smashed up against his jaw (Fig. 14).

Fig. 14

Push his helmet back and his head down towards your ml

Fig. 14

Push his helmet back and his head down towards your ml left knee which you smash up to his jaw.

2. Lean back cn your hands, and swing your left foot up from under you, kicking between his arms up under his chin (Fig. 15).

Fig. 15

Lean back on your hands, swinging up your left foot under his jaw.

Fig. 15

Lean back on your hands, swinging up your left foot under his jaw.

Lean over to your left swinging Holding his arms at his your right foot around sides, bring up your right against the right side of his head. knee into his crotch.

3. Lean over to your left. Swing your right foot around sideways kicking the left side of his head (Fig. 16).

Lean over to your left swinging Holding his arms at his your right foot around sides, bring up your right against the right side of his head. knee into his crotch.

IF you are suddenly confronted by an enemy standing, facing you. What to do : f

Take a short step forward with your left foot.

Spring up in front of him. Grasp both his arms firmly near the elbows, pressing them tightly to his body. At the same time bring your right knee up into his crotch or stomach with all the speed and force you can (Fig. 17).

What next?

Step Back Trip Throw

Holding his arms at his sides you may apply this throw which is described in detail farther on. Pull his left arm past your left side with your left hand and shove his left shoulder forward "with your right hand. At the same time swing your right leg past the outside of his right leg and well behind both his legs. Twist him back over your right leg. Turn sharply to your left. Sag down on your left leg. A sharp pull with your left hand and a push with your right hand can speed up this throw.

Assault Trip Throw

OR- -you may be able to do an Assault Trip Throw, described in detail farther on. With the left side of your body approaching his right side, bend down low, and plant your left leg behind his legs. Swing your left arm across the front of his chest and arms and scoop up his legs with your right arm by passing it behind him (Fig. 18).

Fig. 18

Assault Trip Throw

Fig. 18

Assault Trip Throw

From his right side, lean down and put your left leg and right arm behind him, and your left arm across the front of his body.

Keep bent forwrard. Lever him over your left leg, turning to your left.

Lever him back off his feet.

After you have throwrn him, what then?

Blowrs, kicks, Arwr locks!

If he resists, you pick up his right leg with your right arm and throw him over your left leg which you put tightly behind his left ankle.

HOW TO CRAWL

MISCELLANEOUS POINTS

Stomach Throw

There is an old "stomach throw" which may be used here. With both hands, grab his'upper arms or the front of his tunic, and place your left foot into his stomach or crotch (Fig. 19).

Roll over backwards. Pull him to you with your arms and kick him up high with your left foot, throwing him over your head. Actually you may use either your left or right foot depending on the circumstance (Figs. 19 and 20).

Grab his arms. Put your left Actually you may put either foot in his stomach. Fall foot in his stomach. Here backwards, kicking him over the right foot is used.

your head.

If you keep your grip on his clothing, a backward somersault will then land you on his chest.

It has. One day in the summer of 1942 a man tried to push Mr. J. B. into a ~anal. In the scuffle, Mr. J. B. grabbed his opponent near the shoulders and threw him over his head zcith the iCstomach throizthen he applied an Arwr lock on his assailant's neck, with restraining results (Fig. 21).

Falling

From the Silent Semi -Crawl position, practice throwing yourself forward, breaking your short fall by landing on your forearms (Fig. 22). Sometimes it is harder to throw yourself to the ground than to throw an opponent there. There is often a certain reluctance about falling flat on your face. The exercises in Break Falls described farther should help to correct this fear.

Practice with rifles, learning to assume a firing position as soon as you have fallen.

Incidentally if you are running with a rifle and you suddenly wish to throw yourself to the ground, break your fall by grabbing the rifle near its centre with both hands and as you fall forward slam the rifle butt to the ground ahead of you, breaking the force of your fall.

HOW TO CRAWL

Your Back

Remember that your back is always exposed from behind when you are crawling forward alone. Be cautious of an enemy stalking up behind you, or being in a tree above you. He may jump onto your back. Turn to your left if he does. Keep arms and knee moving, against him.

ADDITIONAL NOTES FROM INSTRUCTOR

ON CHAPTER 1

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