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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   26 Books
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Minutes of Proceedings of the Royal Artillery Institution. Volume III. [1863]. 1st Ed., viii (Contents listing) + 426pp., num. fldg. plates/tables. Woolwich: RA Inst. 1863  #64920
[HLMainPic] Third volume of the Proceedings. This volume entirely dedicated to reports on gunnery & technical developments of artillery inc. such matter as Report of Ordnance Select Committee... Mantlets for the protection of artillerymen from an enemy's riflemen; Remarks on Permanent Forts & Moveable Floating Batteries; Experiments which took place at Shoeburyness... in order to test the penetrating power of the Horsfall Gun... &c. Later qtr. calf (c.1970s) with claret sp. labels & marbled paper covd. boards. VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £50
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. 1933/1935 19331935  #51961
[HLMainPic] Bound in later blue cloth, gilt to front, each part retaining orig. wraps. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
Signal Training Volume IV. 1927. Construction & Maintenance of Lines. Orig. buff printed paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, [ii]+vii+171pp., 4 fldg. plates/diagrams at end, num. figs. in text. HMSO. 1927  #52960
[HLMainPic] Construction of air lines, cable lines (buried & otherwise), &c. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £25
The German Army in Pictures. Prepared by the General Staff. Orig. buff printed wraps., 33pp., photos. throughout. War Office. 1941  #53426
[HLMainPic] Photos. of troops, vehicles, arms, &c. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £15
Small Arms Training. Volume II. 1924. With Additions for India. viii+430pp., num. sketches & diagrams. Calcutta: Govt. of India Central Publication Branch. 1924  #63290
[HLMainPic] Scarce Indian edition. This vol. includes Annual Courses, Grenade & Revolver training. Orig. red printed canvas covd. boards, some servicewear, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
Infantry Training. Training & War. 1937. 1st Ed., xii+250pp., 5 plates. HMSO. 1937  #63524
[HLMainPic] Infantry weapons, principles & systems of training, drill, battle procedure, patrols &c. Orig. red cloth, titled in black, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
Infantry Drill. As Revised by Her Majesty's Command. 1889. xxxvi+508pp., illus. HMSO. 1889  #63646
[HLMainPic] Pocketbook, orig. red leather, gilt, with brass catch, little rubbed & worn, generally VG, with ownership inscrip. of F.J. Cattermole. See illustration on our website.   £45
Manual of Military Engineering. General Staff, War Office. 144pp., sketches & plates (some fldg.). HMSO. 1905  #63648
[HLMainPic] Includes Field Fortifications, Working Parties, Camps, River Crossing &c. Orig. canvas covd. boards, worn copy, covs. almost detached. See illustration on our website.   £20
Manual of Physical Training. 1908. Official Copy, 254pp., illus. in text, fldg. tables. HMSO. 1908  #63654
[HLMainPic] Orig. mustard cloth, stained & worn, sound. See illustration on our website.   £15

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The Principles & Practice of Good Instruction. Part 1. For Officers & NCO Instructors. Orig. dec. wraps., xvi+97pp., several diagrams. War Office. Feb. 1947  #64614
[HLMainPic] RESTRICTED guide for instructors of the junior ranks inc. training methods &c. VG in attractive orig. printed wraps. See illustration on our website.   £20

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