Item 04: John Duncan McRae diary, 6 May-18 September 1917 - Page 114
Notes on assault Training:-
1st Room is carried out on natural lines [because] a natural weapon is used: The sp. of offensive is cultivated
(i) Sp. of the bayonet
(ii) on guard; clenched teeth.
(iii) gathering round, charging @ instructor
(iv) pointing, teeth clenched.
(v) Parries; offensive
(vi) K.O. methods with vigor.
(i) quickly gathering round.
(ii) quickening movements
(iii) varying words of command.
(iv) quickening test by instructor; brain developed individually
(i) xplain reason for point etc.
(ii) ask questions.
(iii) master & pupil