How do you dig rifle pits?
Did any of the miltary authors at the time write a description of how to construct a rifle pit correctly? Soldiers often describe the process in general terms. Rice Bull, for instance, describes loosening the soil with a bayonet and skooping it out with a frying pan, which sounds at least as do-able as digging a foxhole with an entrenching tool. How deep should a pit be dug? Does all of the dirt go in front, which he seems to imply? How big is the headlog, and should there always be one? Thanks.
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