Letters, Dec. 16, 1940

Apprehensive Marshal

Sirs:

If the firing stance as executed by Marshal Pietro Badoglio, pictured in your Nov. 18 issue [see cut], is typical of Italian military technique, I wonder less at the apparent success of Greece in their present resistance to invasion.

As anyone who is familiar with firearms and their handling may readily discern, the following items are incorrect: 1) twisted posture, from jutting neck to probable poor foot position; 2) thumb is bent downward, grasping the pistol butt instead of being straight alongside the receiver — and acting as a brace;...

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