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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   23 Books
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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
A Selection of Field Movements for a Division of Cavalry, In Accordance with the Principles Laid Down in The Cavalry Regulations. 7 & [16]pp., 8 plates of drill moevemnts &c. Parker, Furnivall, & Parker. 1846  #38259
Compiled by Lord de Ros. Contemp. black leather covd. boards, neatly rebacked, ex-RUSI, VG thus.   £35
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
Field Exercise 1862. Pocket Edition. By Authority. xxii+538pp., illus. HMSO. 1862  #47531
[HLMainPic] Orig. red leather, gilt, VG with brass catch. Nice example. See illustration on our website.   £35
Artillery Training Volume I Drill. 1932. Orig. blue canvas wraps., xii+393pp., fldg. diagram, sketches. HMSO. 1932  #35359
Includes Drill Movements, Transport of Artillery, Skill at Arms &c. VG.   £20
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
Instructions Relating to the Conveyance of Troops & to the Issue of Travelling Warrants. Orig. buff printed wraps., 18pp. Printed by Mackie & Co. for HMSO. 1910  #36558
VG, nice clean example.   £18
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 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
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

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