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4.5-Inch Q.F. Howitzer. Gun Drill. Issued by the General Staff. June, 1918. 1916. Orig. printed wraps., 24pp., small diagram. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1918  #61403
[HLMainPic] Instructions for use of the gun in action inc. "To remove a jammed shell" & much more inc. Positions of the 'Gun Numbers' in action, loading, laying, &c. VG with a number of loose insertions, several stated Confidential, such as "Provisional Range Table for 4.5-Inch Howitzer Incendiary Shell" &c. See illustration on our website.   £95
Army Regulations, India, Volume II. Regulations & Orders for The Army. Govt. of India, Army Dept. [v]+viii+314pp. Printed by the Superintendent, Govt. Press, Calcutta. 1913  #59923
[HLMainPic] Including Discipline, Correspondence, Reports & Returns, Responsibilities of Commanding & Other Officers, Precedence of Corps, Standards & Colours, Guards of Honour, Honours & Salutes, Interior Economy inc. Indian Officers & mens' duties, Guards & Orderlies, EscortsBands, Messes, Recruiting, Ordnance Equipment, Military Education, Engineers, the Indian Army Reserve &c., plus various Appendices. Great body of material on the orgnaisation of the IA on the eve of the Great War. Much of interet on various aspects. Orig. limp wraps., somewahet service worn, VG, contemp. oval ink stamp of Depot Office, 13th Lancers. Several typed amendments pasted-in at rear. See illustration on our website.   £95
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

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Field Notes on the Belgian, French & German Armies. Prepared by the General Staff, War Office. 1914. 1st Ed., orig. buff printed wraps., 68pp. Printed by Harrison & Sons for the War Office. August 1914  #53428
[HLMainPic] Guide to the organisation of formations, war establishments, uniforms, notes on marches, outposts & billets, &c. Split, chipped/worn but sound ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £25
Field Service Pocket Book. India. 1935. (Corrected to January, 1935.) xiv+338pp., num. tables & diagrams (some fldg.). Issued by the Chief of the General Staff (India), Distributed by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. 1935  #59926
[HLMainPic] The Indian Army officer's vade mecum, "Intended to be a handy & concise reference for the use of officers on active service & at manoeuvres & on instructional exercises in connection with operations." Orig. brown canvas-type wraparound cover, blocked in black, VG, with ownership inscrip. of Capt. G.A.I. Sanders, 5th Mahratta L.I., plus various amendment slips &c. up to 1939 tipped-in, together with a handful of loose insertions: War Establishments 1928 &c. Note: Sanders was commissioned 1919 & served in Afghanistan, Waziristan & Burma between the wars. Became a Lt.-Col. in WW2. See illustration on our website.   £50
Instruction Militaire du Roi de Prusse, Pour ses Generaux. Traduite d'Allemande. vi+147pp., 13 maps/diagrams on 4 flldg. leaves. Paris: Anselin et Pochard. 1821  #56240
[HLMainPic] French translation of 18th Century Prussian Army manual of strategy, formations &c. Contemp. half red morocco, VG ex-Royal Engineers lib. See illustration on our website.   £75
Manual of Elementary Drill (All Arms) 1935. viii+98pp., 11 plates. HMSO. 1935  #25936
Squad Drill, Guards & Sentries, &c., with diagrams (fixing bayonets, presenting arms, &c.). VG.   £10

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Notes from the Front Part II. Collated by the General Staff. 1st Ed., orig. buff printed wraps., 35pp., 9pp sketches. HMSO. 1914  #51759
[HLMainPic] Early dissemination of lessons of 1914, German equipment & methods, &c. VG copy. See illustration on our website.   £35
Notes from the Front Part II. Collated by the General Staff. 1st Ed., orig. buff printed wraps., 35pp., 9pp sketches. HMSO. 1914  #59102
[HLMainPic] Early dissemination of lessons of 1914, German equipment & methods, &c. VG copy. See illustration on our website.   £35
Notes from the Front Part III & Further Notes on Field Defences. Collated by the General Staff, February 1915. 1st Ed., orig. buff printed wraps., [ii]+78pp., sketches. HMSO. 1915  #62011
[HLMainPic] A great deal of interesting material inc. an Appendix "Standing Orders (War) 1915," being those of a division at the front. VG with ink ownership inscrips. to front "Lt. L.C. McCausland" (this scored through) & C.R. Stone: both of these officers served with the 22nd (Service) Bn. Royal Fusiliers (Kensington): the latter was the distinguished broadcaster Christopher Stone, who was Signalling Officer of the bn. in France from Nov. 1915: Vimy Ridge, Somme, Cambrai, 1918 campaign &c., latterly a divisional staff officer, awarded DSO & MC, whose war letters were later published ('From Vimy Ridge to the Rhine' Ed. by Gary Sheffield & G.I.S. Inglis, Crowood Press, 1989). VG. See illustration on our website.   £50

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