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PostSubject: hollow square   hollow square EmptyMon May 20, 2013 12:10 pm

When marching in hollow square as they did at Ulundi, how would the soldiers have carried their weapons?
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PostSubject: Re: hollow square   hollow square EmptyMon May 20, 2013 7:36 pm

I would have thought " Shoulder Arms"
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PostSubject: Re: hollow square   hollow square EmptyMon May 20, 2013 8:03 pm

Thanks John
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PostSubject: hollow square    hollow square EmptyTue May 21, 2013 7:13 am

Yes , I'd have thought it was '' Shoulder Arms '' as well .
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PostSubject: Re: hollow square   hollow square EmptyTue May 21, 2013 10:20 pm

That must have been a formidable sight! agree Hopefully someone who puts together those war game videos will showing the square moving into position.
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