I'm reading "Last Night of Love, First night of War" by Camil Petrescu. In the book, the author says that when the Germans fought against Romanians in front of Szászház village, before the fight, the German forces displayed their troops somehow like this:
Since the Romanian troops where at "300-400 meters" from some hill(being under the rule that outposts can't shoot unless being shot at), it is described by the author that the German troops displayed some kind of parade on the hill in front of the enemy troops.
First, one man would show up(from over the hill I think), look at the Romanian troops, "go down the hill like 30 steps" then going again on the other side of the hill. Then two would come and do the same, then 4, and so on to a number somewhere around 300 when I understand they stopped doing the moving thing and at some point after they engaged in the battle with bombshells.
It's not a history book(so maybe this information is wrong), but in the footer of the page there's an author's note saying he never understood why the whole "parade" thing happened. And gives the details in the title in case someone could explain it to him.
I did some research but I couldn't seem to find the explanation to this(I also do not know much history though indeed). Does anyone know anything about this?