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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   16 Books
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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
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. 1933/1935 19331935  #51961
[HLMainPic] Bound in later blue cloth, gilt to front, each part retaining orig. wraps. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
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
Signal Training Volume II. Part I. Theory of Electricity & Magnetism As Applied to Telegraphy & Telephony. 1923. Orig. buff printed wraps., 172pp., several diagrams. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1923  #52959
[HLMainPic] Somewhat worn. See illustration on our website.   £10
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
The German Army in Pictures. Prepared by the General Staff. Orig. buff printed wraps., 33pp., photos. throughout. War Office. 1941  #53426
[HLMainPic] Photos. of troops, vehicles, arms, &c. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £15
The Young Officer's Guide to Knowledge. By The Senior Major. 47pp., 12mo. Printed by Harrison & Sons. 1913  #61722
[HLMainPic] An unofficial pocket manual for the edification of newly commissioned officers: "contains everything essential for a young officer to know without the useless padding that confuses without instruction" read a GOC's endorsement, and "...packed with the concentrated essence of military wisdom." - The Military Review. Orig. cloth covd. boards, gilt to front. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20

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Trumpet & Bugle Sounds for the Army with Words, also Bugle Marches. Compiled & Arranged by a Bandmaster. 9th Ed, revised, 61pp., largely musical scores. Aldershot: G&P. nd (c.1920s).  #59106
[HLMainPic] Intended to be of use to Trumpeters, Buglers & their Instructors, & as an aid to soldiers in learning their calls. Orig. wraps, VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
Handbook of The Locator, Sound, Mark III** 1937. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 17pp., 7 photos., fldg. dagram. War Office. 1937  #60316
[HLMainPic] The 'Sound Locator' was a machine for locating by sound the position of aircraft. This early model was mounted on a tripod & controlled by hand. Includes description of the equipment, use & maintenance, with excellent photos. & diagrams. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £25
Signal Training Volume IV. 1927. Construction & Maintenance of Lines. Orig. buff printed paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, [ii]+vii+171pp., 4 fldg. plates/diagarms at end, num. figs. in text. HMSO. 1927  #52960
[HLMainPic] Construction of air lines, cable lines (buried & otherwise), &c. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £20

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