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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   45 Books
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Canadian Army Training Pamphlet No.1. A General Instructional Background for the Young Soldier. 1942. Orig. buff printed wraps., 192pp., several col. plates, photos. & diagrams. Ottawa. 1942  #41633
Inc. Drill, Weapons Training, Application of Fire, Gas, Organisation & Tactical Training, Field Engineering & Military Law. Somewhat serviceworn but VG with pencil ownership inscrip. to front of Pte. Black, E.J., W30219.   £10
Manual of Military Law. War Office 1907. 1st Ed., xxxii+802pp. HMSO. 1907  #52633
[HLMainPic] Valuable compendium inc. history of military law, crimes & scales of punishment, procedure, courts-martial &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG with ink signature & bookplate of Lord Loch (Maj.-Gen. Edward Douglas Loch, CB, CMG, DSO, MVO, formerly Grenadier Guards: 2nd in command of 2nd Bn. in 1914 then on Staff as Brigadier, &c.). Some amendments loosely inserted. See illustration on our website.   £20
Territorial Army Officers Conditions of Service 1933 [Bound with:] Supplementary Reserve of Officers Conditions of Service 1935. 24 & 20pp. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 19331935  #51961
[HLMainPic] Bound in later blue cloth, gilt to front, each part retaining orig. wraps. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
Signal Training Volume III. Pamphlet No. 6. Description of & Instructions for Wireless Telegraph Set, 120-Watt, Mark I*. 1925. Orig. buff printed wraps., 49pp., 20 photos. & diagrams. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1925  #51937
[HLMainPic] Containing General & Technical Descriptions of the Instrument, Working Instructions &c., with supporting photos. & diagrams. Rather stained, overall about VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
Handbook of Contagious & Infectious Diseases in Animals. Issued by the Quartermaster General's Branch, GHQ, India. Revised Ed., [ii]+304pp. Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi; Printed by the Manager, Govt. of India Press, Calcutta. 1945  #50920
[HLMainPic] Orig. printed paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip. Supersedes editions of 1910, 1928 &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
An Abridgement of the Regulations for the Formation & Movements of the Cavalry (As Last Corrected by the Board) Adapted to the use of Yeomanry Corps, with Suggestions of Several Points of Discipline & Interior; & A Short Notice upon Patrols, Picquets, & Other Measures of Precaution in Times of Disturbance. Also the Forms of Yeomanry Returns; & An Abstract of the Regulations Issued by the Government Departments Connected with the Yeomanry. xii+167pp., num. diagrams of drill movements &c. Clowes. 1833  #48501
[HLMainPic] Rare book of instruction for the Yeomanry. Orig. plum cloth, little worn, sound throughout, VG, with orig. leather lettering label to front. See illustration on our website.   £50
Field Exercise & Evolutions of Infantry. 1870. As Revised By Her Majesty's Command, xxxii+367pp., illus. HMSO. 1870  #47570
[HLMainPic] Orig. red leather, gilt, VG but lacking brass catch. See illustration on our website.   £25
Examination of Army Officers for Promotion. Papers set in October, 1936. With Remarks by the Examiners. 1st Ed., orig. blue printed wraps., 117p., fldg. map in end-pocket. HMSO. 1936  #52929
[HLMainPic] Includes Notes for the guidance of Candidates taking Examinations followed by the various papers & schemes, including one on the Gallipoli campaign & another on Mesopotamia from Oct. 1915 to the taking of Baghdad in March 1917. Both of these contain interesting comments on the operations & sources to be employed for study. The final section is Papers for Officers of the Indian Army. Orig. printed wraps., somewhat serviceworn, faint oval ink stamp to front of the HKSRA, & later ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £20
Opinions of the Press on the Mackay Gun. 35pp., no imprint/date. (c.1865).  #45452
Selected press comments (dated 1864-65) presumably printed in this form by one interested in the furtherance of the Mackay Gun. Recent red cloth, label to front, with orig. wrapper bound in (with drawing of 'The Agincourt Target. Effect of the Mackay Gun at 200 yards.' This target emulated the hull of a modern warship with armour plate lined with teak.) RUSI lib. stamp on tp. VG thus.   £20
Circular Memorandum on Field General Courts-Martial On Active Service for Use in the United Kingdom: "The Green Book." Orig. green printed card wraps., 28pp. Printed by Harrison & Sons. 1940  #52156
[HLMainPic] Official instructions issued as an accessory to the Manual of Military Law. Contains Forms of Oath, procedures before, during & after trial, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20

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