"All files, by the left hand, countermarch to maintain ground!"
File leader (man in red) moves in the direction indicated. Those behind
follow and turn on the same ground so that, in Colonel
Barriffe's words, "...Bringers-up have attained unto
the place where before their file-leaders stood..." This is not a
modern-day 'about face.'
About this countermarch, Colonel Barriffe remarks: "...it is more in use then
any of the other." So well regarded is the Chorean
countermarch that the Colonel goes on to say: "...when
there is a Countermartch commanded without any other addition, then it is always
intended a Chorean countermartch."
This countermarch with more than