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British Army Manuals (1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (1914-1918)   12 Books
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Field Service Pocket Book 1914. General Staff, War Office. Orig. canvas wraparound cov., xii+290pp., 21 figs. (some fldg.). Printed by Harrison & Sons for WO/HMSO. 1915  #60855
[HLMainPic] The British Army officer's vade mecum covering a wide range of matter from War Establishments to command in the field, communications, field engineering, small arms & guns, supply of ammunition, pay, clothing & kit, &c.. This edition printed 1915. Nice clean example. See illustration on our website.   £20
Field Almanac 1917. Orig. buff printed wraps., 48pp. HMSO. 1917  #58529
[HLMainPic] Handy pocket reference on uniforms & badges of French & Belgian armies, various conversion tables, calendar, medical notes &c. VG with contemp. ink ownership inscrip. of William M. Graham, commissioned in Cameronians March 1917 & served with 9th (S) Bn. in France. See illustration on our website.   £20
Manual of Field Engineering. 1911 (Reprinted 1914). General Staff, War Office. vii+131pp., 64 plates. HMSO. 1914  #57702
[HLMainPic] Including Field Fortification; Tools, Materials & Their Employment; Working Parties & Their Tasks; Improvements of the Field of Fire...; Earthworks; Obstacles; Defence of Localities & Positions, &c. Orig. red cloth covd. boards, rather serviceworn but sound. See illustration on our website.   £20
Small Arms Firing Manual 1913. Corrected to April 15, 1917 (Changes Nos. 1 to 18). 268pp., 12mo, sketches 7 diagrams. Washington: Govt. Printing Office. 1917  #57348
[HLMainPic] US War Department official training manual. See illustration on our website.   £20
[C.D.S. No. 36.] Notes on the Employment of Machine Guns & The Training of Machine Gunners. Issued by The General Staff at General Headquartres. 1st Ed., orig. buff printed wraps., 39pp., approx. 20 sketches & diagrams. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1915  #60831
[HLMainPic] CONFIDENTIAL. "The following notes on the training of Machine-Gun Detachments, & on the employment of Machine Guns, have been compiled as a result of experience gained in the present war." Interesting notes with very nice selection of sketches including several relating to the Canal Line at Mons, The Marne, &c. An early-war treatise based on recent experiences, including dispositions/sketch of canal at Mons on 23rd August 1914 & other early examples. Somewhat serviceworn, generally VG & rare survival of just 500 copies printed. See illustrations on our website.   £225
Army Orders, January-December 1921. Twelve monthly issues for the year 1921. Approx. 400pp. in all. HMSO. Contemp.  #55895
[HLMainPic] Army Orders contain a mass of close detail on the British Army from new Royal Warrants, instructions & directives on diverse matters, amendments to King's Regulations, announcements of new training publications &c. Also contains listings of awards of LS&GC & Meritorious Service Medals. Original issues loosely housed in contemp. binder, some with ink ownership inscrip. of E.W.P. Scarce surviving WW1 era issues. See illustration on our website.   £65
Signal Training. Part I. - 1917. Indian Supplement. 72pp., inc. several fldg. diagrams & forms. Calcutta: Supt. of Govt. Printing. 1918  #55752
[HLMainPic] Indian Army edition of signal training manual differing from the British version in various details inc. equipment in use. Interestinf diagrams &c. Orig. maroon canvas covd. boards, gilt to sp., little speckled o/w VG, nice copy & unusual survival with ink ownership inscrip. of Lt. C.D. Webber, who was attached to 20th D.C.O. Infantry (Brownlow's Punjabis) 1917-18. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
Notes on Training Field Artillery Details. Perepared under the Direction of Capt. Robert M. Danford, F.A., U.S.A., by Capt. O. Moretti, F.A., U.S.R. 4th Imp., xi+275pp., num. fldg. maps & plans, text sketches, &c. New Haven: Yale UP. 1917  #45541
Detailed & well illustrated American field artillery training manual of Practical Instruction for Field Artillery Oficers, NCOs & Members of Special Details. Orig. red cloth, gilt, little wear, VG.   £15
Regulations for the Pay & Allowances of the Royal Air Force. (Provisional) (Including Appointment, Promotion & Non-Effective Pay). 1918. F.S. Publication No. 4. Orig. buff wraps., 23pp. HMSO. March 1918  #17053
Printed on 25th March 1918. Fragile.   £20

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