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Officers Died In The Great War 1914-1919 Published By J.B.Hayward And Sons 1988. Sn. 13084:19 - 13084:19
This is a new enlarged edition, published and updated in 1988, includes the Indian army and is far more detailed than the original H.M.S.O. edition of 1919. It covers officers who died in both the old and new armies, the Territorial force and the Indian Army. It also includes the R.F.C. and the R.A.F... Each entry gives the mane, rank and date of death. It tells how the person died, whether killed in action, died of wounds, killed other than in action or died from natural causes etc. An invaluable work for medal collectors or anyone researching their family history. The book is in a mint condition with an undamaged dust wrapper. The price includes delivery. Sn. 13084:19

Set Of 4 Official H.M.S.O. Field Service Regulations Parts 1 And 2 Dated 1909, Manual Of Elementary Drill (All Arms) 1935 and Notes On Platoon And Company Drill From The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock. Sn. 13084:17 - 13084:17
This set of 4 books are all from the reserve stock of the Imperial War Museum library which were released recently. They comprise of 1909 dated volumes 1 and 2 on Field Service Regulations, Part 2 has a rubber stamp to a CAPT.F.D.GRIERSON OF THE 6TH BATT. WELSH REGT inside the copy. A 1916 copy of Notes on Platoon and Company Drill. A 1935 copy of the Manual of Elementary Drill (All Arms). There are various rubber stamps to the Imperial war museum libraries, H.M.Stationary Office and CAPT.F.D.GRIERSON OF THE 6TH BATT. WELSH REGT . Price includes UK delivery. Sn. 13084:17

RESERVED RESERVED Set Of 5 Official H.M.S.O. Books On Tank (x2), Machine Gun, Field Artillery and Garrison Artillery Training From The Imperial War Museum Reserve Stock. Sn. 13084:16 - 13084:16
This set of 5 books are all from the reserve stock of the Imperial War Museum library which were released recently. They comprise of 1920 dated volumes 1 and 2 (with 19 plates on guns and ammunition including the canister round) on Tank Gunnery, Training and War with rubber stamps Staff College Library 1920. A 1914copy of Field Artillery training with a pencil reference to II (G) Artillery. A 1914 copy of Garrison Artillery Training Volume 1 to a T.H.F. Parks, R.G.A. (Special reserve) O et 1914 and a 1925 dated copy of Machine Gun Training with 4 amendments to 10th January 1930. There are various rubber stamps to the Staff College and Imperial war museum libraries. Price includes UK delivery. Sn. 13084:16

British Artillery Weapons and Ammunition 1914 - 1918 Hogg & Thurston. Sn. 13084:14 - 13084:14
This is a scarce book, the bible for collectors of WW1 British Ordnance. Printed in 1972 it has never been reprinted and is the only comprehensive book listing all British Artillery with images, ammunition, lists of fuses, cases and colour codes used during WW1. This is an essential work of reference. The book has 255 pages, hundreds of plates and is printed on quality paper. It measures 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches. These are scarce books and copies in any condition are hard to find. The price includes UK delivery. Sn. 13084:14

SOLD SOLD (09/04) Set Of Books On Sniping And Related Subjects. Sn. 13084:13 - 13084:13
These books include a copy of ‘With British Snipers to the Reich’ a classic book by Captain. C. Shore originally published in 1946 and reprinted in 1997. There are also volumes on Infantry Training – Sniping, (War Office publication of 1951), The Basics of Sniper Training pamphlet, and an official copy of Snipers Rifles L42A1 and L39A1 users handbook, (Restricted 1971). There are 3 U.S.A. Department of the Army official publications from the 1960’s on Explosives and Demolitions, Booby-traps, and Anti-Armour Warfare. All bar the ‘Snipers to the Reich’ are official restricted issue books. An interesting set. Sn. 13084:13

Set Of 6 Official H.M.S.O. Books And Pamphlets From The Imperial War Museum Library. Sn. 13084:12 - 13084:12
These sets of books are all from the library of the Imperial War Museum library which were released recently. They comprise a hard back copy of Infantry Training 1937 (Training and War). This covers all aspects of infantry training including weapons, drill, battle procedure, patrols etc. The book is signed on the inside cover C.E.E.Scott. Also included is a rare illustrated pamphlet with photographs plates of Infantry Training Volume 1 Skill at Arms – Shoot to Kill. This is an original H.M.S.O. restricted issue of 1975 and is not a copy. With this volume comes 3 pamphlet amendments from 1976, 1980 and 1981. These volumes comprehensively cover all aspects of weapons and shooting including L.1.A.1. rifle, Browning 9mm pistol, S.M.G. and G.M.P.G./L.M.G.. There is also a copy of Infantry Training Volume III, Ranges and Courses which covers rules and matches of the army and T.A. rifle associations. This volume is another H.M.S.O. restricted publication from 1973 and carries a small rubber stamp “IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS WITHDRAWN FROM STOCK”. This is a nice set for anyone interested in weapons and weapon training. Price includes UK delivery. Sn. 13084:12

Set Of 3 Sword And Bayonet Books. BO 1064 - BO 1064
This set comprises the revised edition of Brian Robson’s classic work on Swords of the British Army (The Regulation Patterns 1788 to 1914). The original appeared to great acclaim in 1975 and in the intervening years, the author has researched and revised his work so that this 1996 edition has now become the standard work. It covers all the regulation patterns from 1788 to 1914 and is profusely illustrated. Also included is a copy of World Swords 1400 – 1945 by Harvey J.S.Withers and covers all the most important swords from all the major countries. It is illustrated in colour and has a brief description of each sword with close up shots of the blades, hilts etc. There are over 2,000 full colour photographs making it an indispensable reference work. There is also a copy of An Illustrated History of Bayonets by Martin J.Brayley. This is also illustrated in colour and black and white with over 500 photographs of 300 bayonets. This has become one of our standard reference works in the office. This book covers some bayonets not found in other works. This is a valuable set of works on edged weapons. The price includes BO 1064.

Small Family Collection of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Items. Sn. 13084:11 - 13084:11
This is a small collection of items form a family comprising an R.A.A.F. aerial dead reckoning computer Mark 1 manufactured in the 1930s by W&G of Melbourne for the Australian military. ( A printout of an identical item is included. A R.A.F.pilots flying manual from 1949, rubber stamped to the title page ‘TECHNICAL LIBRARY No 1 B F T S R.A.A.F. Uranqunity N.S.W.. There are also 5 other items namely a pocket fold out of silhouettes of aircraft ‘Air Ministry RESTRICTED October 1951’, a glossary of flying, a photo book of Jets of the R.A.F Series 1, a Selas picket signal reminder and an empty R.A.A.F. aircrew check lists folder. This is an accumulation of one mans service from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. There is also a wireless licence from May 1930 to a Charles Bailey which may give a slender lead to further research. An interesting set. The price includes Sn. 13084:11 £125

The Distinguished Service Order 1886-1923 By Sir O’Moore Creach. Sn 13084:10 - 13084:10
This is a superb record of the recipients of the D.S.O. from its institution in 1886 to 1923 with descriptions of the deeds and services for which the award was given with many biographical and other details. This is a reprint of the original parts one and two from 1924. The book has now been made into one volume by J.B.Hayward and Son in 1978. Haywards are the medal specialists and as such this volume is invaluable to both medal collectors and researchers of family history etc. the book is I excellent condition and includes U.K. delivery. Sn. 13084:10

Two Volumes Relating To The Swedish Mauser Rifles In Collectors Grade Publications. Sn. 13084:9 - 13084:9
There is Collectors Grade Publication ‘CROWN JEWELS The Mauser in Sweden. A Century of Accuracy and Precision’ by Dana Jones from 2003 relating to the Swedish Mauser rifles. The volumes are fully illustrated and detailed work of the Swedish M94 Mauser rifle in all its variations, including sights, bayonets, cartridges, sniper and target versions etc.. These books are a comprehensive work in excellent condition. The other volume is ‘The Swedish Mauser Rifles’ by Kehaya and Poyer published by North Cape Publications in 1999. These two books are well respected works covering many different rifles and carbines. This set of books is an invaluable reference work for anyone interested in military history and collecting of firearms and cartridges. Sn. 13084:9
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