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British Army Manuals (1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (1914-1918)   54 Books
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Schaubild No. 3 fur den Morter mit 21 cm Grenaten 96 Fldg. chart, 1:25,000, 40x30cm approx. Nur fur den dienstgebrauch [Only for service use]. c.1917  #61460
[HLMainPic] Being a diagram of the fall of shot &c. of the 21 cm grenade mortar, for use in conjunction with range tables. With usage note in printed in margin. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
General Regulations & Orders for the Army. Adjutant General's Office, Horse Guards, 12th August 1811. To Which Are Added such Regulations as have been issued to the 1st January 1816. Facsimile reprint, xxiv+441pp. VG in dw. Muller. 1970  #64168
[HLMainPic] Rexine binding, VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
Infantry Training. (4-Company Organization). 1914. xvii+265pp., 12mo, 18 plates. HMSO. 1914. 1914  #64018
[HLMainPic] Orig. maroon canvas covd. boards, somewhat serviceworn, VG, with contemp. ownership inscrip. of Lieut. J. McShane & ink stamp of A Coy., 2nd H.S. Garr. Bn. Northamptonshire Regt. See illustration on our website.   £25
Memoranda on Medical Diseases in the Tropical & Sub-Tropical War Areas. 1919. 1st Ed., orig. grey printed wraps., 280pp., plates & sketches. HMSO. 1919  #63630
[HLMainPic] A complete re-working of its predecessor (Memoranda on Some Medical Diseases in the Mediterranean War Area): "...contains fourteen new sections... The old sections have been fully revised, brought up to date &, in some instances, considerably extended. New illustrations have been added & an index supplied." Covers several dozen unpleasant topics, from Ankylostomiasis to Undulant Fever. Orig. grey printed wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
Manual of Ceremonial 1935. 1st Ed., xiv+171pp., 20 photos./diagrams. HMSO. 1935  #63525
[HLMainPic] Inspection & Review of Troops & conduct of various other ceremonial occasions. Amendments 1-4 neatly added in ink to rear eps. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. 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
Imperial Policing & Duties in Aid of the Civil Power 1949. Orig. printed card wraps., 44pp. War Office. 1949  #63523
[HLMainPic] Guidance for soldiers on the exucation of their duties, relations with police, civilians & the press, co-operation with the Civil Power, legal aspects, &c., including handling crowds, industrial unrest, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
Manual of Physical Training. (Reprint 1908 with Amendments published in Army Orders to 1st December, 1914.). 275pp., sketches & diagrams. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1914  #66225
[HLMainPic] Orig. brown cloth, titled in black to sp., somewhat serviceworn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
Examples of Cavalry Action in France During the German Offensive, March-April 1918. Issued by the General Staff, India. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps. with cloth backstrip, 14pp., foolscap, 5 fldg. & cold. maps/sketches. Calcutta: Supt. of Govt. Printing. 1921.  #63200
[HLMainPic] A rare survival (just 500 copies printed) containing reports on four actions: (i) Mounted Action - At Moreuil Wood on 30th March 1918, by Canadian Cavalry Brigade; (ii) Dismounted Action - Report of Action of 'C' Squadron, 4th Hussars, in the attack on Moreuil Wood; (iii) Mounted Action - Account of 3rd Cavalry Division at Villeselve; (iv) Example of Cavalry Patrol Report & Written Messages - Report of Patrol [by Lt. Hon. H.M. Stourton, 8th Hussars] from Sally-le-Sec to Morcourt [27th March 1918] plus Lessons drawn from the operations carried out by the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Cavalry Divisions from March 21st to April 5th, 1918. The reports are supported by excellent coloured maps/diagrams of the various engagements. Orig. printed card wraps., with cloth backstrip, VG. See illustrations on our website.   £325
The Bren Light Machine Gun. Description, Use & Mechanism. Coloured fldg. diagrams & sketches, each with captions/instructions, contained in printed card wraps. Aldershot: G&P. nd (c.1930s).  #62894
[HLMainPic] The Mark I Bren: cutaway drawings, diagrams of mechanism &c. with instructions for operation. Attractive col. printed instructional work. VG. See illustrations on our website.   £30

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