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Set Of Infantry Training Manuals Covering Infantry Platoon Weapons And Recently Released From The Imperial War Museum Library. BO 340 - BO 340
This is a set of manuals covering infantry platoon weapons and they have been recently released form the library of the Imperial War Museum. The pamphlets cover the light machine gun, grenades, the 2” mortar, the anti-tank grenade, the 3.5 inch rocket launcher, sniping, exercising trained soldiers and fire control plus the theory of small arms fire. All of the manuals are profusely illustrate and most carry Imperial War Museum stamps. The manuals date from 1948 to 1953 and they come in an official hard backed cover with gold titling. The pamphlets have become disbound but this does not affect their condition and could easily be glued back in. this is an excellent se which was restricted at the time of issue and was not to be communicated to; the press of anyone not authorised .o receive it. The price includes U>K. delivery. BO 340
£145.00

Rare Original Adolf Hitler Cigarette Card Book With All Photographs Present In Original Envelopes (Not Stuck In The Album). BO 329 - BO 329
This impressive book was published in 1936 by Cigaretten – Bilderdiest of Hamburg and contains a forward by Dr Joseph Goebbels. The bound hardcovered red book is emblazoned of the front in gold Adolf Hitler. The text is in German but the information contained in the photographs covering rallies, troops, close ups of military hardware, uniforms, etc. is extremely informative. This is an impressive copy of a book which is normally found in less than perfect condition with the photographs stuck in. This is the first copy we have seen with the photographs still in their original packets of issue, some unopened and therefore is a scarce find. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 329
£450.00

Set Of 4 H.M.S.O. Official Training Manuals Recently Released From The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock BO 328 - BO 328
This is a set of 4 volumes recently released from the Imperial War Museum reserve stock. They comprise volumes for 1905, 1911 and 1914 together with a training manuals appendix for 1905. The 3 training manuals cover all aspects of training from the recruit up to battalion and brigade level. The appendix covers rifle and sword exercises, musketry instruction, bayonet fighting etc and is profusely illustrated with diagrams, fold out illustrations and photographs of S,M.L.E.’s, Webley pistols, bayonets etc. All the manuals are in good condition and 2 carry Imperial War Museum stamps. These books are a valuable insight into the British army, its training and show how aspects of training changed with the introduction of new weapons. (The 1905 volume has no mention of machine gun training but the 1911 volume carries a large section. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 328 £195
£195.00

Set Of 5 Small Arms Pamphlets Released From The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock. BO 327 - BO 327
This is a set of 5 pamphlets recently released from the Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock. The pamphlets comprise of a copy of The Tactical Employment of Lewis Guns dated 1918, a copy of Small Arms Training, Rifle, dated 1937, a copy of Small Arms Training, Infantry Range Finder, dated 1937, a copy of Small Arms Training, Anti-Aircraft, dated 1942 and a copy of Small Arms Training, Sniping, dated 1946. All of the pamphlets are profusely illustrated and one carries Imperial War Museum stamps and Withdrawn From Stock stamp. All pamphlets contain detailed descriptions of the weapons, mechanisms, cleaning, firing, field craft, trench warfare etc. This is a set pf restricted pamphlets and the price includes U.K. delivery. BO 327
£125.00

Set Of 3 H.M.S.O. Volumes On Artillery Training Released From The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock BO 326 - BO 326
This is a set of 3 volumes recently released from the Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock. The books comprise of a copy of Field Artillery Training, dated 1914, covering all aspects of field artillery including driving of the guns and gunnery, ammunition etc. the second copy is for Garrison Artillery Training and is also dated 1914 and covers coastal batteries, night fighting, guns and gunnery, ammunition etc. The third copy is Artillery Training, volume II, gunnery dated 1923. This book covers elementary gunnery, ammunition, time fuses, ranging, etc. Two of the three volumes carry Imperial War Museum And Library stamps and Withdrawn From Stock stamps. The Garrison Artillery Training copy has a written inscription of T.H.F. Parks, R.G.A (Special Reserve) Oct 1914 which could be worthy of further research. All volumes are profusely illustrated with charts and diagrams. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 326
£125.00

Set Of 4 Books Recently Released From The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock On Machine Gun And Small Arms Training. BO 324 - BO 322
These are a set of 4 books recently released from The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock and are on machine gun and small arms training. The first is a very comprehensive hard back book Machine Gun Training dated 1925 with 406 pages. This book is profusely marked throughout with “INPERIAL WAR MUSEUM LIBRARY” rubber stamps. The book contains many amendments in both gummed inserts and hand written notes. Sections include training, fire control and use of the machine gun in war. There are 3 small arms training booklets; Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No 7 .303 Machine Gun Part II.-Training dated 1944. Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No 21 The Machine Carbine dated 1944 (Sten and Thomson), Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No 18, 1939 SUPPLEMENT Anti-Tank Rifle Course. All of these are very comprehensive bools with instructions for use and care of the weapons together with illustration. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 324
£225.00

Complete and Original WW1 'Der Weltkrieg' (World War) 1914-1918 German Commemorative Cigarette Card Album By Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden. BO 319 - BO 319
Original and complete cigarette card collector's book titled Der Weltkrieg (The World War) compiled in Germany in 1937 as a commemoration of World War I. This scrapbook for cigarette cards from the 1930s provides an invaluable pictorial record of World War I. It captures the German perspective of the War in picture and writing and functions as a reference book for multiple generations. It features 270 full-colour cigarette cards, all are present and securely fixed, illustrating significant German battles and events. The scrapbook was issued by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden. This scrapbook captures the German perspective of World War I in pictures and writing. Themes such as nationalism, armed forces, everyday life during the war and stereotypical images of the enemy forces are referenced by the visual iconography. Through the chapters the progression of the war is illustrated. The individual sections are organised around each year of the war, 1914-18. The introduction to each chapter lists the different theatres and progression of the war. This summary is followed by sections, which under individual headings like 'Reason and Start of War', display cigarette cards and a short description of the image on that card. The first chapter also features a map of Belgium, France, Germany and parts of Switzerland in 1914 with the German armies and their campaigns. The appendix features cards depicting life behind the front line, the war in the colonies, and Germany's enemies. While the cigarette cards are in colour, the chapters are predominantly printed in sepia. The exception are maps of the East and West front, and the battles in Italy, Serbia and the Orient, which took place in 1915. The book measures 13 3/4" x 10 1/4". The price includes UK delivery. BO 319
£145.00

The London Knife Book, Signed Leather Bound Limited Edition 82 Of 100, 1820 - 1945 by Ron Flook. BO 318 - BO 318
This is a mint, signed, leather bound hardback limited edition, 82 of 100 of ‘The London Knife Book, An A-Z guide to London Cutlers, 1820 – 1945’ by Ron Flook. The book has 230 quality pages packed with colour photos of every type of knife made in London during the period, listing all the Cutlers with their details. This book comes with a limited edition 82 of 100 commemorative label and is personally signed by the author Ron Flooks inside the front cover. The price includes UK delivery. BO 318
£145.00

Inter War 1936 Nazi German NSDAP ‘Adolf Hitler’ Hard Back Photo Card Album With Many Photo Cards. Sn 15553:5 - 15553:5
An original Nazi German NSDAP photo card collector's book with 153 pages titled ‘Adolf Hitler’, published in 1936. This scrapbook commemorates Hitler’s rise to power and contains images of prominent Nazi figures, Nazi Rallies and parading SA & Hitler Youth Units. The book has German text throughout. The red cloth bound hard back book has black lettering ‘Adolf Hitler’ on the front and spine. The book has 133 pages and measures 12 ¼” x 9 ¼” x 1”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15553:5
£95.00

The American Cartridge ‘An Illustrated Study Of The Rimfire Cartridge In The United States’ By Charles R.Suydam. BO 314 - BO 314
This is an excellent book for cartridge collectors and students of ammunition. This copy is by Borden Publishing Co. of Alhambra, California and is the revised edition of 1973. This book has been long out of print and is in virtually mint condition with a full and undamaged dust wrapper. There are more than 425 cartridges which are photographed full size and individually studied. There are chapters on identification, cleaning, display, appendices on manufacturers, headstamps and cartridge boxes. This is a standard work which is invaluable to both the collector and student of ammunition. The price includes U.K. delivery. BO 314
£125.00
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