Platoon size in a British WW2 Infantry unit
Why do armies all around the world organise with companies as a basic unit? Perhaps it is to do with the neocortex of human brains.
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Here I present my ideas of why the company of around 100-150 men works well as a functioning unit in armies. The reasons are to do with human relationships, trust, fellow feeling, and rapport, rather than to do with rifles, or bullets, or radios.
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