Diary Of The Instructor In Swordsmanship

Author: Jr George S. Patton
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This is a long forgotten work by World War II General George S. Patton, Jr., written while he was still a young lieutenant and fencing instructor at the Mounted Service School in Fort Riley, Kansas. It would most likely have been lost to history if not for the preservation efforts of U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It is reprinted here in its entirety, including all detailed lessons and original photographs and graphics prepared by Patton to illustrate his points. (You might even recognize a young George Patton in some of the pictures.) More than a course of instruction, "Diary of the Instructor in Swordsmanship" captures the intellect and mindset of Patton and illustrates why he was destined to become one of America's finest battlefield commanders. This was not Patton's first publication on the topic. The year before he had authored "Saber Exercise 1914," the official Army training manual on the topic. But unlike "Saber Exercise 1914" which had been carefully staffed and edited in Washington before its official release, Patton distributed his "Diary of the Instructor in Swordsmanship" informally at the request of his student officers looking for more detailed instruction. Sprinkled throughout are Patton's personal recommendations and opinions. For example, he explains why it is important to teach Army officers the art of fencing but only provide a limited instruction to enlisted soldiers-and how training in swordsmanship helped troopers develop more aggressive instincts for battle. You can almost hear his voice, a little younger perhaps, but still unmistakably Patton.

Saber Exercise 1914

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George S. Patton, Jr. authored this Army training manual, "Saber Exercise 1914" while he was still a young lieutenant. The manual provides a system of training for both mounted and on-foot use of the saber. It is reprinted here in its entirety, including all original illustrations and graphics, although the original text has been converted to modern font for ease of reading. (An earlier version with JPG images of the original text is also available for those interested in seeing what the original manual looked like. The original manual has a cover picture of a mounted cavalryman with his saber pointed to the left. This later version has the saber pointed to the right.) Patton's affinity for swordsmanship came naturally. His grandfather, Confederate Colonel George Smith Patton, Sr., was mortally wounded at the Third Battle of Winchester while wielding a sword and leading his men into combat. Before writing this training manual, Patton had already achieved celebrity status, having placed fifth in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. His event was the Pentathlon, combining skills at which he excelled, including horseback riding and fencing. After the Olympics Patton studied in France with a fencing master reputed to be the finest in Europe. Patton also designed what came to be known as the "Patton Sword." The War Department ordered 20,000 of them in 1913. Later the same year Patton was assigned as a student and "Master of the Sword," the top instructor in a new course in swordsmanship, at the Mounted Service School in Fort Riley, Kansas. It was here he wrote "Saber Exercise 1914," using easy-to-follow steps accompanied by detailed illustrations. The following year he wrote a more informal guide, "Diary of the Instructor in Swordsmanship," with additional insights and recommendations. Both works are historical treasures as well as modern treatises on this age-old martial art, presented by the Master himself, George Patton.

Diary Of The Instructor In Swordsmanship At The Mounted Service School Fort Riley Kansas 1914 1915

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Saber Exercise 1914

Author: George S Patton Jr
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"Saber Exercise 1914" was written by the famous World War II General George S. Patton, Jr., while he was still a young lieutenant and fencing instructor at Fort Riley, Kansas. Patton's writing brings to life the searing intellect and precise methodology that would serve him so well in battle. His affinity for swordsmanship came naturally. His grandfather, Confederate Colonel George Smith Patton, Sr., was mortally wounded at the Third Battle of Winchester while wielding a sword and leading his men into combat. Before writing this Army training manual, Patton had already achieved celebrity status, having placed fifth in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. His event was the Pentathlon, combining military skills at which he excelled, including horseback riding and fencing. After the Olympics Patton studied in France with the finest fencing master in Europe. When Patton returned to the states he designed the Patton Saber. The War Department ordered 20,000 of them in 1913. He was next assigned to the Mounted Service School at Fort Riley, where he was designated the "Master of the Sword," the first Army officer to receive this honor. This manual is an historical treasure. It also provides no-nonsense instruction useful to contemporary students wanting to learn this age-old martial art from the master himself, George Patton.

Sword

Author: PutraDanayu
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The sword was called by many the “Queen of the weapons”. There is a lot of merit in this epithet as the sword, throughout the ages possessed beauty in its many forms and the art with which it has been adorned. It took a lot of skill and sophisticated knowledge to make a sword and also, it took a lot of skill and knowledge to know how to wield the sword efficiently. The sword has a very long history and throughout times it has evolved and morphed into many forms. A sword is a hand-held weapon made for cutting. It is often made of metal. It has a long blade, and a handle called a hilt. Often there is some form of hand protection, such as a cross-guard or a basket. It can be used either for cutting, slashing or stabbing, depending on the type of sword. Swords were first created from bronze by blacksmiths in Ancient Egypt in 1150 BCE. Soon other cultures adopted them, and they began to spread quite quickly. Before guns were invented, swords were much more common as a weapon. After the invention of the gun, swords remained as side arms, as secondary weapons used in man-to-man fight once the battle lines had contacted after shooting. Since after American Civil War, swords have not been used as much by armies, except as a ceremonial part of uniforms. Some guns, however, have bayonets to perform the same function. Today, Sport fencing, is an Olympic Games sport which uses very light swords as a strict scoring system. Western Martial Arts use swords that are much closer to the original blades, such as longswords, rapiers and sabers. The blades used are blunt, but they are much heavier than a sport fencing sword, which means the fencers need much more armor. Likewise, the Japanese sport kendo is swordplay in armor with two-handed bamboo swords called shinai. It is very interesting to explore more about the sword, how it evolved into various forms and different uses. Even though nowadays the sword is rarely or maybe even not used properly, the sword is still part of the history of human life. This book will discuss swords based geographical a. African swords • North African swords • East African swords • West African swords • Central African swords b. Asian swords • East Asian swords • Southeast Asian swords • South Asian Swords • West and Central Asian swords c. European swords In Europe, the spread of the sword is almost even across the continent. In Europe, sword classified according the age of sword. • Ancient history • Post-classical history • Modern history d. American swords

Patton

Author: J. Furman Daniel
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General George S. Patton Jr. is one of the most successful yet misunderstood figures in American military history. Despite the many books and articles written about him, none considers in depth how his love of history shaped the course of his life. In this thematic biography, Furman Daniel traces Patton’s obsession with history and argues that it informed and contributed to many of his successes, both on and off the battlefield. Patton deliberately cultivated the image of himself as a warrior from ages past; the more interesting truth is that he was an exceptionally dedicated student of history. He was a hard worker and voracious reader who gave a great deal of thought to how military history might inform his endeavors. Most scholars have overlooked this element of Patton’s character, which Daniel argues is essential to understanding the man’s genius.

The Unknown Patton

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The Patton Papers 1885 1940

Author: Martin Blumenson
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Collected letters and diary entries shed light on Patton's character, life, and years as a general

The Serif

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The Patton Mind

Author: Roger Hurless Nye
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Surveys the life of the World War II tank commander, and reveals how he developed and used his skills as a tactician and military leader

Catalogues Of Sales

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Andrea S Diary

Author: Angelique Lacroix
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Behind the fairytale facade of castles and royalty, the bitter reality of 16th century life is exposed in a love story that is far from commonplace. In the turbulent era of the early Renaissance, two families join in a quest for peace between their countries. The events are told by each of the main characters who lend their unique perspectives to a saga of romance, betrayal, war, and insanity.

Diary Of A Ghost

Author: Chris Menon
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We only have one life, right? Wrong. And that is something that Tony, a disillusioned, comical and rather selfish 30-year-old journalist learns for himself during the course of this novel. In so doing, his seemingly pointless existence is infused with a deeper meaning. A fateful encounter with the ghost of a friend from a previous life leads him to rejoin the battle against a global criminal organization: the 'Thugs'. Since being almost destroyed by the British in India back in the 1830s, the Thugs have spread their criminal cult across the planet.

The Diary Of Kido Takayoshi 1868 1871

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The Diary Of Mr John Lamont Of Newton 1649 1671

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Diary Of A Blind Magician

Author: Gary Haun
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In this book Gary reveals how magic has helped him overcome his limitations. As a blind magician, Gary explains what he has had to do to perform magic. He discusses the techniques and methods that have enabled him to become one of the world's finest blind magicians. In Diary of a Blind Magician, Gary shares his passion for magic with you. He not only gives you some very interesting information about magic he actually teaches you how to perform some easy to do magic tricks.

The New England Quarterly

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Includes section "Bibliography. Articles on the history of New England in periodical literature.

The Buddhist Handbook

Author: John Snelling
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Buddhism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world today -and THE BUDDHIST HANDBOOK is the best introduction to the teachings of Buddhism, the main schools, the Buddhist world-view, leading Buddhist teachers, Buddhist festivals and meditation. 'There is a great need to come to terms with Buddhism AS A WHOLE. John Snelling's book is an admirable attempt to do just that. ' GOLDEN DRUM 'A clear, up-to-date survey. ' CATHOLIC HERALD

Some Sea Terms In Land Speech

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The Japanese Self In Cultural Logic

Author: Takie Sugiyama Lebra
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824828400
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"The book expands the discussion in relation to larger constructions of the inner and cosmological self. Unlike the social self, which views itself in relation to the "other," the inner layer involves a reflexivity in which self communicates with self. While the social self engages in dialogue or trialogue, the inner self communicates through monologue or soliloquy. The cosmological layer, which centers around transcendental beliefs and fantasies, is examined and the analysis supplemented with comments on aesthetics. Throughout, Lebra applies her methodology to dozens of Japanese examples and makes relevant comparisons with North American culture and notions of self. Finally, she provides an analysis of critiques of Nihonjinron to reinforce the relevancy of Japanese studies." "This volume will prove highly instructive to specialists and non-specialists of Japanese studies in a range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, and social psychology."--BOOK JACKET.