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British Army Manuals (1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (1914-1918)   18 Books
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Schaubild No. 3 fur den Morter mit 21 cm Grenaten 96 Fldg. chart, 1:25,000, 40x30cm approx. Nur fur den dienstgebrauch [Only for service use]. c.1917  #61460
[HLMainPic] Being a diagram of the fall of shot &c. of the 21 cm grenade mortar, for use in conjunction with range tables. With usage note in printed in margin. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
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
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
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
4.5-Inch Q.F. Howitzer. Gun Drill. Issued by the General Staff. June, 1918. 1916. Orig. printed wraps., 24pp., small diagram. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1918  #61403
[HLMainPic] Instructions for use of the gun in action inc. "To remove a jammed shell" & much more inc. Positions of the 'Gun Numbers' in action, loading, laying, &c. VG with a number of loose insertions, several stated Confidential, such as "Provisional Range Table for 4.5-Inch Howitzer Incendiary Shell" &c. See illustration on our website.   £95
Notes on the Technical Reconnaissance of an Artillery Position & the Training of the Headquarters of a Battery. Orig. printed wraps., 24pp., several small but interesting sketches, 2 fldg., inc. Plan of a Battery in Action. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1917  #61407
[HLMainPic] Slight but rare & interesting booklet with several diagrams. Somewhat serviceworn, VG, with ink stamp to front of Fifth Army Artillery School. See illustration on our website.   £60
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
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
War Office. Photographs of Some Military Vehicles & Weapons in Service. 1936. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 12 full page (244x185 mm) plates. HMSO. 1936  #62972
[HLMainPic] Fine plates inc. Tank Light Mk. IIA; Tank Medium Mk. II; Dragon Medium Mk. IIIc; Lanchester Armoured Car; Rolls Royce Armoured Car, various other vehicles, field guns &c. Little stained but plate quality not affected. See illustrations on our website.   £35

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