Skis in the art of war /

K.B.E.E. Eimeleus was ahead of his time with his advocacy of ski training in the Russian armed forces. Employing terminology never before used in Russian to describe movements with which few were familiar, Skis in the Art of War gives a breakdown of the latest techniques at the time from Scandinavia...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Eimeleus, K. B. E. E., 1882-1935 (Author)
Other Authors: Frank, William D. (Translator)
Format: eBook
Published: Ithaca : Northern Illinois University Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2019.
Series:NIU series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • The hygienic and physiological significance of skiing
  • A short outline of skiing history
  • The evolution of skis
  • Various types of skis
  • Material for skis
  • Fabrication of skis
  • Upkeep and preservation of skis
  • Repairing skis
  • The effect of snow on skis and how they run
  • Poles
  • Methods of attaching skis and footwear for fkiing
  • Clothing
  • Ski-running : its history, theory, method, and technique
  • Riding behind a horse
  • Riding with a sail
  • Turning in place
  • Hill climbing
  • Mountain descent
  • The pole as a brake
  • Skis as a brake
  • Turns on the move
  • The proper execution of jumps
  • A chronicle of ski competitions
  • Systematic instruction of skiing in the military
  • Instruction of ski detachments with marching and company : battle formation, referencing "Infantry drill regulations"
  • Suggested schedule of ski instruction in the military
  • Essential rules for skiers on the march
  • "Stunts" and ski games
  • General setup of ski competitions
  • Scoring and rules of ski competitions
  • Significance and application of ski detachments in time of war
  • Conclusion
  • Main Gymnastics-Fencing School Press
  • The "Sportsmen" Company St. Petersburg.