Introduction

Q GAIN ATTENTION. For a Marine, there is almost no such thing as impassible terrain. Even cliffs can be surmounted and military operations can be conducted if the techniques are properly learned. Techniques for cliff assaults were developed and refined by the Royal Marine Commandos during World War II for amphibious raids; but the principles apply to any cliff. This class will introduce you to the principles of cliff assault. You will be applying these principles later in both day and night exercises while a member of this course.

2 OVERVIEW. The purpose of this period of instruction is to familiarize the students with the techniques and basic procedures of conducting a cliff assault. This lesson relates to all other lessons on mountain movement.

INSTRUCTOR NOTE: Have students read learning objectives.

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