Book's front cover has creasing, a 2" tear at the base of the spine, and a former owner's stamp. Former owner's name written on inside front cover. Staples are rusted but book is solid and tight. Back cover shows light wear and old price tag trace. Interior of book is clean and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Instructors' Handbook on Fieldcraft and ...
Publisher: His Majesty's Stationary Office
Publication Date: 1942
Book Condition: Good
Book Description E. V. Paul, Government Printer 1943, 1943. Octavo softcover (VG-); all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples. Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage costs. Seller Inventory # xxrfk121331
Book Description [War Office], London, 1942. Card cover. Condition: Cover worn. Contents firm. [First Edition]. 190pp. Line drawings. Seller Inventory # g6477
Book Description MLRS. Mint paperback reprint. 194pp. This is the 1942 provisional manual for instructors of Fieldcraft and Battle Drill. The concept of battle drills was only just beginning to appear in the training schedules of British infantry units, and this manual is the first that appeared. It covers Fieldcraft in detail, and then looks at section and platoon battle drills for the attack. It also covers the platoon in offensive defence. Further sections explain company battledrills, and carrier section battledrills. It ends with an analysis of the German and British methods in attack and defence, and a short section on dogs in war. This is a rare find, but is valuable in that the author(s) had had experience in the Spanish Civil War or in France 1940, and were aware of the problems facing the British army in taking on the Germans, who had much more modern and effective battle drills at the start of the Second World War. A valuable book, which eventually led to the 1944 infantry training manuals (also reprinted by MLRS Books). Seller Inventory # H21151