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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   45 Books
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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
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.   £10
Signal Training Volume III. Pamphlet No. 8. Description of & Instructions for Wireless Telegraph Set "C" Mk. I. 1925. (Reprinted with amendments (Nos. 1, 2 & 3), 1928. Orig. buff printed wraps., 51pp., 22 photos. & diagrams. Printed by Wyman & Sons for HMSO. 1928  #51938
[HLMainPic] Containing General & Technical Descriptions of the Instrument, Working Instructions &c., with supporting photos. & diagrams. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
Regulations for the Volunteer Force. Dated War Office, 18th Sept. 1863. 212pp. HMSO. 1863  #58210
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, blindstamped & gilt, little wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
Field Service Regulations. Volume I Organization & Administration 1930. Reprinted with Amendments (Nos. 1-11) 1939. xxii+436pp., 12mo. War Office. Dec. 1939  #51479
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, titled in black, VG with ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £20

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Field Service Regulations Volume I. Organization & Administration. 1930. Reprinted with Amendments (Nos. 1-11) 1939. xxii+436pp. War Office. 1939  #54664
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth bound pocketbook, titled in black to sp. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
Handbook for the.303-In. Vickers Machine Gun & Tripod Mounting, Mark IV. 1930. Orig. card wraps., 158pp., 12 fldg. sketches/diagrams. HMSO. 1930  #54544
[HLMainPic] Detailed instructions for working the gun &c., with good diagrams of the mechanism. Orig. wraps. rather service worn but sound, with contemp. pencil notes to rear ep. See illustration on our website.   £45
An Abridgement of the Regulations for the Formation & Movements of the Cavalry (As Last Corrected by the Board) Adapted to the use of Yeomanry Corps, with Suggestions of Several Points of Discipline & Interior; & A Short Notice upon Patrols, Picquets, & Other Measures of Precaution in Times of Disturbance. Also the Forms of Yeomanry Returns; & An Abstract of the Regulations Issued by the Government Departments Connected with the Yeomanry. xii+167pp., num. diagrams of drill movements &c. Clowes. 1833  #48501
[HLMainPic] Rare book of instruction for the Yeomanry. Orig. plum cloth, little worn, sound throughout, VG, with orig. leather lettering label to front. See illustration on our website.   £50
Field Exercise & Evolutions of Infantry. 1870. As Revised By Her Majesty's Command, xxxii+367pp., illus. HMSO. 1870  #47570
[HLMainPic] Orig. red leather, gilt, VG but lacking brass catch. 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. 19331935  #51961
[HLMainPic] Bound in later blue cloth, gilt to front, each part retaining orig. wraps. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
Opinions of the Press on the Mackay Gun. 35pp., no imprint/date. (c.1865).  #45452
Selected press comments (dated 1864-65) presumably printed in this form by one interested in the furtherance of the Mackay Gun. Recent red cloth, label to front, with orig. wrapper bound in (with drawing of 'The Agincourt Target. Effect of the Mackay Gun at 200 yards.' This target emulated the hull of a modern warship with armour plate lined with teak.) RUSI lib. stamp on tp. VG thus.   £20

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