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Thanks for that, very interesting. Pity that the author concentrated on the MG battalion because I would have liked a similar level of information on the rifle battalions. In particular I would like to have known how they thought a seven man infantry section would work? For example, how many men would operate the ZGB? With only one NCO per section would the ZGB be able to operate independently as a ‘gun group’? If it did then the remaining rifle group might only be four men strong. That looks a bit weak on paper so maybe the section never split and operated as a single seven man unit? A lot of questions that I would like to have seen discussed.
Funnily enough, a seven-man section is exactly what the wartime Motor Battalions had. And they would often be below that strength, through casualties and LOB.
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