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British Army Manuals (1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (1914-1918)   57 Books
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Army Pay Office, Dover (Not to be Taken Away from the Office.) Notes for Guidance of Staff in Connection with Demoblization & its Rehearsal. Orig. green printed wraps., 42pp. Dover: Grigg & Sons, Printers. 24th June 1918  #63766
[HLMainPic] Commences with a diagrammatic chart: "Organization of Dover Pay Office on Demobilization" then letterpress explanations on Formations of Dispersal Stations; Repatriated Prisoners of War; Dispersal Paymaster's Duties; Grant of Furlough, & Payments to Soldier & his Dependants; Protection Certificates; Assumed War Gratuity & Plain Clothes Allowance, & much more. Evidently in preparation for many servicemen passing through the Dover Pay Office en route for demob. & civilian life. This copy numbered 00611 & inscribed by 15534 R.S. Wood, F.I. Audit Sect., 3.9.18 includes a number of tipped-in typescript amendments. Alongside other interesting matter Appendix "C" explains Medal Gratuities on Demobilization: The MC & DCM came with a one-off gratuity of £20 (& a further £20 for each bar won); The LS&GC £5 (with certain conditions); The MM carried no gratuity, &c. Rather serviceworn but apparently rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £75
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
Examples of Cavalry Action in France During the German Offensive, March-April 1918. Issued by the General Staff, India. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps. with cloth backstrip, 14pp., foolscap, 5 fldg. & cold. maps/sketches. Calcutta: Supt. of Govt. Printing. 1921.  #63200
[HLMainPic] A rare survival (just 500 copies printed) containing reports on four actions: (i) Mounted Action - At Moreuil Wood on 30th March 1918, by Canadian Cavalry Brigade; (ii) Dismounted Action - Report of Action of 'C' Squadron, 4th Hussars, in the attack on Moreuil Wood; (iii) Mounted Action - Account of 3rd Cavalry Division at Villeselve; (iv) Example of Cavalry Patrol Report & Written Messages - Report of Patrol [by Lt. Hon. H.M. Stourton, 8th Hussars] from Sally-le-Sec to Morcourt [27th March 1918] plus Lessons drawn from the operations carried out by the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Cavalry Divisions from March 21st to April 5th, 1918. The reports are supported by excellent coloured maps/diagrams of the various engagements. Orig. printed card wraps., with cloth backstrip, VG. See illustrations on our website.   £325
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
Technical Notes, Royal Flying Corps. 1st Ed., 42pp. (interleaved with blanks), 38 fldg. plates. Printed for HMSO by Harrison & Sons. 1916  #64187
[HLMainPic] Text on photography, wireless, flight & stability, magnetos, & 11 types on engine. Plates comprise detailed drawings of 13 types of aircraft showing their construction, erection & trueing. Orig. mustard cloth, titled in black, minor wear, VG, with 2005 ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £75
General Regulations & Orders for the Army. Adjutant General's Office, Horse Guards, 12th August 1811. To Which Are Added such Regulations as have been issued to the 1st January 1816. Facsimile reprint, xxiv+441pp. VG in dw. Muller. 1970  #64168
[HLMainPic] Rexine binding, VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
Schaubilde fur die s. 12 cm-Kanone mit 12 cm Grenaten 88 a/A (angenabert gultig auch fur 12 cm Schrapnels 80/92). Mit Dectblatt 1. [Chart for the s. 12 cm cannon with 12 cm Grenades 88 a / A (also valid for 12 cm shrapnel 80/92). With Dectblatt 1.] Fldg. card. Berlin. 1917.  #61461
[HLMainPic] Folding card with range table printed on rear & two paste-in instructions within. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
Military Engineering (Part IV) Mining & Demolitions. General Staff, War Office, 1910. (Reprinted, 1915, With Amendments to 1912 Inclusive). vii+116pp., 39 plates (sketches & diagrams). HMSO. 1915  #64139
[HLMainPic] September 1915 edition of RE manual of subterranean warfare inc. construction of shafts, galleries, countermines &c., ventilation & light, explosives & firing mechanisms. Orig. red cloth, gilt, rather serviceworn, sound, near VG with contemp. pencil ownership inscrip. to tp of 85613 Sapper A.N. Lake. Section 2, 207th Field Co. RE. See illustrations on our website.   £45
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
Field Service Regulations Part I. Operations. 1909. (Reprinted, With Amendments, 1914.) General Staff, War Office. 302pp., 12mo. HMSO. 1914  #64019
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, gilt. Somewhat serviceworn o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £25

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