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Numbers in excess of that ratio would be treated as a defence component, which alone would be reduced by disarmament agreements.

It stopped the whole business of the city but did not lead to violence of any kind. As regards the conduct of actual military operations there is little to be said. He claimed too that the safety of his troops called for immediate withdrawal when fire ceased.

At the end where the troops entered the. Large concentrations of reserves, except as a preliminary step towards the initiation of a new phase in a plan, are seldom necessary. Another equally important principle is that the amount of military force employed must be the minimum the situation demands.

The subject, however, concerns a much wider circle. The military view is, that once essential measures of security have been taken, further protection and the prevention of disorder is best provided by taking positive measures against the hostile elements.

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All I can hope for is that those who have read it will, in such circumstances, find themselves on fairly familiar ground and will instinctively take correct action. The city was kept under martial law for some time and active steps were taken to bring the perpetrators of the outrages of the loth of April to justice. Wireless has added immensely to the possibilities of co-ordinated action.

Anything that savours of passive defence encourages the other side and wastes power. Subsequent chapters aim at broadcasting experience of their application, and in some instances of the evil results which have followed their neglect or misapplication. No procession of any kind is permitted to parade the streets of the city, or outside of it at any time. Still there can be little doubt that it was widely known that the proposed meeting was illegal and liable to lead to a clash with the Government authority.


While these events were in progress an even more serious situation had developed within the city, where, it will be remembered, there was only the police reserve of 75 men stationed at the Kotwali. On the other hand, superior authority seldom approves physical chastisement or destruction of property, except in the course of quelling actual resistance. The intelligence service is highly specialised and” its organisation lies outside the scope of this book.

The British community’ was not unnaturally alarmed, not only by atroci. It was certainly not my intention to provide a book of reference to which an officer might turn for guidance when confronted with a particular situation.

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It had been planned that the hartal’ should take place on the Sunday immediately following the passing of the Act, but as it was found that this did not give sufficient time to broadcast the order, an attempt was made to postpone the demonstration for a week.

Two Imperila subordinate officials were also brutally murdered in the neighbourhood of the railway goods yards.

When military assistance is not summoned until police control has been lost, immediate use of force may be necessary, geynn often the appearance of disciplined armed bodies will produce the desired results. With great confidence in policinh own judgment, he was prepared to act on it. Complete restoration of order and the re-establishment of civil control in each successive part goes far towards convincing the loyal and doubtful elements of the population in it of the power of the Government, and renders them unwilling to do anything to cause a recrudescence of disorder when troops are withdrawn to deal with other parts of the area.

A proclamation was accordingly drawn up polciing that violence would be punished by martial law and prohibiting all meetings and gatherings.

In that case they are awarded and recorded in the same way as normal punishments. This is, however, a different matter from scattering detachments to protect valuable property, or in the hope that the mere presence impfrial troops will prevent disorder.

Document, Internet resource Document Type: Before doing so it may be well to consider the nature of the forces of disorder which may have to be dealt with. Infantry arriving at the same time reestablished the defence of the railway line, although by this time huge crowds, estimated at over 30, people, had collected in the neighbourhood of the station, coming out of all the gates on that side of the city. The curiously indefinite terms on which British occupation had continued for so many years had appeared to encourage intrigue and aspirations aimed policint getting rid of foreign control.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Fire should be directed against leaders or dangerous individuals.

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Hesitation to apply” it on account of political prejudice has often led to a worsening of the situation. In the case of ordinary rioting the military authority relies almost exclusively on it. Remember me on this computer. In this he appears to have departed from the general rule that the military commander called in to replace the civil power should make the utmost use of the knowledge and judgment of the civil authority he replaces.

The use of blank cartridge is forbidden, and to fire over the heads of assailants may endanger harmless people.

The Army cannot afford to ignore propaganda, but it requires the support of public opinion to reduce the effectiveness of that weapon. They are undoubtedly an adjunct of great value, but it is possible to attach too much importance to the moral effect of their appearance, and the dangers which may arise when their mobility and firepower cannot be exploited should be recognised.

The ideal to be aimed at is continuity of policy carried out with a firm hand, and in attaining this ideal much depends on a good understanding between the civil and military authorities, such as to ensure that measures are well conceived from the first and sufficiently firm to give assurance of Government’s resolution.

The civil inclination tends towards dispersion in defensive detachments, and the military towards a more offensive policy and concentration.