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English citations of échelon
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- 1884, William J. Volkmar in Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States, Volume V., page #128:
- The forward movement continues, but by two échelons, 25 metres each time ; the right échelon, receiving its support, beings this movement (the support of the first échelon has immediately replaced the reinforcement).
- 1892, Georghe H. Eldridge in Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, Volume XX., page #447:
- Northward the eastern rim passes into what might at first be regarded as the western spur of a double échelon‐fold, the lofty mass of mountains involved in the flexures carrying the face of the range fully twenty‐five miles to the east, and presenting the finest illustration of the échelon type of topography and its manner of development, to be found in the entire length of the Colorado range.
- 1903, unknown, The Living Age, Volume CCXXXVI., page #201:
- Now, a movement in échelon is never easy, even on a peace parade, for a small unit; and with any force, large or small, it can only be carried out properly if the distance to be maintained between the units is named.