Rifle Drill; USA, c. 1917

Rifle butt to the head

 

Rifle butt to the head

 

Using the rifle as a close-combat weapon…

U.S. Doughboys learning to use their rifles as a close-combat weapon. Note that the weapon is not equipped with a bayonet… which is still in the scabbard on each soldier’s belt.

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2 responses to “Rifle Drill; USA, c. 1917

  1. Just passing by.Btw, your website have great content!

  2. Thank you very much, great pictures!

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