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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   39 Books
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A Selection of Field Movements for a Division of Cavalry, In Accordance with the Principles Laid Down in The Cavalry Regulations. 7 & [16]pp., 8 plates of drill moevemnts &c. Parker, Furnivall, & Parker. 1846  #38259
Compiled by Lord de Ros. Contemp. black leather covd. boards, neatly rebacked, ex-RUSI, VG thus.   £35
Examination of Army Officers for Promotion. Papers set in October, 1936. With Remarks by the Examiners. 1st Ed., orig. blue printed wraps., 117p., fldg. map in end-pocket. HMSO. 1936  #52929
[HLMainPic] Includes Notes for the guidance of Candidates taking Examinations followed by the various papers & schemes, including one on the Gallipoli campaign & another on Mesopotamia from Oct. 1915 to the taking of Baghdad in March 1917. Both of these contain interesting comments on the operations & sources to be employed for study. The final section is Papers for Officers of the Indian Army. Orig. printed wraps., somewhat serviceworn, faint oval ink stamp to front of the HKSRA, & later ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £20
Trumpet & Bugle Sounds for the Army with Words, also Bugle Marches. Compiled & Arranged by a Bandmaster. 9th Ed, revised, 61pp., largely musical scores. Aldershot: G&P. nd (c.1920s).  #59106
[HLMainPic] Intended to be of use to Trumpeters, Buglers & their Instructors, & as an aid to soldiers in learning their calls. Orig. wraps, VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
Circular Memorandum on Field General Courts-Martial On Active Service for Use in the United Kingdom: "The Green Book." Orig. green printed card wraps., 28pp. Printed by Harrison & Sons. 1940  #52156
[HLMainPic] Official instructions issued as an accessory to the Manual of Military Law. Contains Forms of Oath, procedures before, during & after trial, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
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
Signal Training Volume III. Pamphlet No. 6. Description of & Instructions for Wireless Telegraph Set, 120-Watt, Mark I*. 1925. Orig. buff printed wraps., 49pp., 20 photos. & diagrams. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1925  #51937
[HLMainPic] Containing General & Technical Descriptions of the Instrument, Working Instructions &c., with supporting photos. & diagrams. Rather stained, overall about VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
Signal Training Volume II. Part I. Theory of Electricity & Magnetism As Applied to Telegraphy & Telephony. 1923. Orig. buff printed wraps., 172pp., several diagrams. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1923  #52959
[HLMainPic] Somewhat worn. See illustration on our website.   £10
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
Manual of Military Law. War Office 1907. 1st Ed., xxxii+802pp. HMSO. 1907  #52633
[HLMainPic] Valuable compendium inc. history of military law, crimes & scales of punishment, procedure, courts-martial &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG with ink signature & bookplate of Lord Loch (Maj.-Gen. Edward Douglas Loch, CB, CMG, DSO, MVO, formerly Grenadier Guards: 2nd in command of 2nd Bn. in 1914 then on Staff as Brigadier, &c.). Some amendments loosely inserted. See illustration on our website.   £20
Manual of Military Law. War Office 1929 (Reprinted December 1939). xii+1068pp. HMSO. 1940  #36976
Valuable compendium inc. text of the Army Act. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG.   £10

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