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British Army Manuals (1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (1914-1918)   63 Books
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Manual of Field Engineering. 1911 (Reprinted 1914). General Staff, War Office. vii+131pp., 64 plates. HMSO. 1914  #63649
[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, somewhat serviceworn, generally VG, with in ownership inscrip. of "Sulman P.L. "at head of Contents page. (Note: Capt Paul Loxton Sulman, MC, 11th Hampshires, DoW 28/4/1918). 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
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
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
Manual of Army Catering Services. Part I - General. 1945. Orig. buff printed wraps., 56pp. War Office. 1945  #65414
[HLMainPic] Outline history of the Army Catering Corps & its duties; training courses, Army Rations, &c. Minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
Schaubilder fur dem Morter mit 21 cm Grenaten 14. Fldg. card, 4pp. Berlin. February 1918.  #61427
[HLMainPic] Brief notes + range table for this Granatenwerfer (grenade throwing) trench mortar. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
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
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

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