May 1934

Riot Duty

Volume 19, Issue 1

Some pertinent remarks on an ever likely emergency call

Military training is for the purpose of being successful in battle, but a broad interpretation should be npplied to the word battle. A battle takes place when troops face a disorderly crowd or riotous mob as well as when they face the troops of a foreign country. The mere presence of troops at the scene of a disorder may be sufficient to defeat a mob but usually it will be necessary to use some force.

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