Engineer soldier's handbook. Page: 26
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BASIC FIELD MANUAL
(3) For small but heavy loads, a wheelbarrow should be
used with the load placed evenly as far forward as practi-
c. Carrying chess.-A wide one-man load, such as plank or
10-ton ponton chess, is carried on edge, rear end down, next
to the body, with the right hand underneath, near the middle
or balance, and the left hand on top steadying and guiding
the load. (See fig. 410.) Sometimes, when the chess is un-
usually muddy and slippery, or when fatigue necessitates the
use of two supporting hands, the chess may be carried with
both hands underneath. (See fig. 41.) When this is done,
however, special care must be taken to control the plank so
that no one is hit by the ends. For carrying 25-ton ponton
chess, two men are needed.
FIGURE 39.-Carrying balk.
* 16. USING SANDBAGS (see fig.
laid with the chokes (mouths)
seams and tied ends inside.
42).--Sandbags are always
tucked under and the side
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United States. War Department. Engineer soldier's handbook., book, June 2, 1943; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28313/m1/32/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.