Funny I am reading Bernard Fergusson's Beyond The Chindwin and one of this men wishes to teach the ranks how to fight, using the Fairburn techniques. Fergusson being an officer, has already given way in that Wingate has told them that Officers must run with the men not walk - if he wishes to fight the Japs and win.
He repeatedly dismisses the request the train the men and calls Fairburns books something along the lines of 'a particulalry nasty/evil book written by some ex-policeman from Singapore.' He actually takes pleasure in stopping the NCO from starting instruction to much frustration. (I am only beginning the book so maybe he gives way later and it its taught to the men.) Calling it ungentlemanly. The NCO insists that neither the Japs nor Hun fight with honour hand-to-hand so the men should be prepared to fight any way they can if they are to survive. Fergusson wont hear of it. Shows the strange stiff attitude that many young officers had towards 'modern' warfare at that time.