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British Army Manuals (1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (1914-1918)   8 Books
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Corps Extracts. "A" and "Q" Branch Headquarters, Cavalry Corps. January, 1916. 2nd Ed., orig. buff printed card wraps., 40pp. + blank interleaves. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1916  #61040
[HLMainPic] These 'extracts' from Cavalry Corps standing orders relate to Commissions & Cadet School (with details of how candidates may become eligible for commissions in various branches of the service; how the commissions should be applied for & details of the establishment of the officer Cadet School in France ["Classes are received fortnightly, & the duration of the course is about one month..."] &c). Also contains details re promotions, reporting of casualties, guidance on courts martial, billeting, civilian claims against damages to billets &c. Much of interest on these various non-operational yet essential matters. Very nice condition, this copy with around 20 signatures of members of Cavalry Corps HQ, ranging from the GOC, Lt.-Gen. Sir Cecil Edward Bingham [who relinquished command of the Corps in March 1916, which neatly dates these inscriptions to early 1916, soon after this issue was published], Brig. Home (BGGS), Brig. Longmore (DA&QMG) & various lesser functionaries. VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
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
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
GRENADIER Notes on Elementary Field Training, Part I: Including The Attack; The Defence & Trench Making; Outposts [together with:] Part II: Including The Uses of the Entrenching Tool; Notes on Advanced, Rear & Flank Guards; Economy of Ammuinition; Wood Fighting; The Use of Cover. 2 Vols., both in printed cards wraps., 54pp. with several sketches & 55pp. with several sketches. High Rees. 1917  #54712
[HLMainPic] A pair of scarce commercially sold manuals: Preface to each vol. (dated 1915) states of the author: "Having recently returned from the Front, he has been able to incorporate the results of experience there." Both items VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
SOLANO (E. John) Ed. Camps, Billets, Cooking, Ceremonial, Sanitation, Organization, Routine, Guard Duties, Inspection, Bivouacs. Written by an Officer of the Regular Army & Ed. by E. John Solano. 1st Ed., x+230pp., 30 illus. Murray. 1914  #57817
[HLMainPic] One of John Murray's 'Imperial Army Series' of useful commercial pocket manuals, 'based on official manuals,' "intended for the newly-raised units of the Regular Army & for the TF & the Military Forces of the Dominions." Orig. khaki canvas covd. boards, VG with ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £20

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