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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   20 Books
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Titles & Designations of Formations & Units of the Territorial Army. Orig. card wraps., 127pp. War Office. Dec. 1927  #63464
[HLMainPic] Titles, abbreviations & shoulder numerals for every unit of the TA. VG with bookplate & stamps of RA Inst. See illustration on our website.   £25
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
Signal Training Volume IV. 1927. Construction & Maintenance of Lines. Orig. buff printed paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, [ii]+vii+171pp., 4 fldg. plates/diagrams 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.   £25
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
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
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
[HLMainPic] 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. See illustration on our website.   £15
Small Arms Training. Volume II. 1924. With Additions for India. viii+430pp., num. sketches & diagrams. Calcutta: Govt. of India Central Publication Branch. 1924  #63290
[HLMainPic] Scarce Indian edition. This vol. includes Annual Courses, Grenade & Revolver training. Orig. red printed canvas covd. boards, some servicewear, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
Minutes of Proceedings of the Royal Artillery Institution. Volume VI. [1870]. 1st Ed., vi (Contents listing) + 518pp. (inc. Index), + approx. 100pp. Short Notes on Professional Subjects [1867-1869] bound in at the end, approx. 50 plates, diagrams & maps (most fldg.). Woolwich: RA Inst. 1870  #64922
[HLMainPic] Sixth volume of the Proceedings. As well as various articles on gunnery & technical developments of artillery this volume contains "Central Asia & Our Military Position on the North-West Frontier of India" by Col. John Adye, CB, RA (inc. diagram of fort at Peshawar, Valley of Kohat & map of Central Asia); account of the Abyssinian Expedition, 1867, by Lt. E.F. Chapman, RHA (inc. fine view of the capture of Magdala & a route map of Abyssinia); "Notes on Elephant Carriage employed in Abyssinia" (by the same author) & many other interesting articles on various subjects. Later qtr. calf (c.1970s) with claret sp. labels & marbled paper covd. boards. VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £85
Infantry Training. Training & War. 1937. 1st Ed., xii+250pp., 5 plates. HMSO. 1937  #63524
[HLMainPic] Infantry weapons, principles & systems of training, drill, battle procedure, patrols &c. Orig. red cloth, titled in black, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
Infantry Drill. As Revised by Her Majesty's Command. 1889. xxxvi+508pp., illus. HMSO. 1889  #63646
[HLMainPic] Pocketbook, orig. red leather, gilt, with brass catch, little rubbed & worn, generally VG, with ownership inscrip. of F.J. Cattermole. See illustration on our website.   £45

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