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Air Raid Precautions Handbook No.2, titled 'First aid and Nursing for Gas Casualties', dated 1938. BO 708. - BO 708
This original pocket sized handbook issued by the Home Office, measures 16x10 cms and contains 47 pages of advice and First aid instruction for the treatment of gas casualties including, chemical substances contained in gas and classification of gases, war gases other than blister gas, blister gases, other poisonous substances, handling of gas casualties, table of gases, routine oxgen administration and notes on the nursing of gas casualties and combined gas and wound casualties. The handbook was published as part of the ' Air Raid Precautions handbooks ' series. Price includes UK delivery.
25.00

Orginal WW2 British Royal Navy Submarine Captains Ship Log Book. ( 2 available) - BO 706
An identical pair of original & un-issued 1932 pattern British Royal Navy Captains Ship Books (Submarine) dated April 1942. Measuring 15" x 12" with hardback covers, leather bound and containing 20 chapters for the Captain to complete, including Air Tests, Actions, Ammo, Armamment, Battery, Dimensions, , Mines, magazines etc etc. In superb condition, all pages empty of any entries. Price is per log book and includes Uk delivery.
175.00

Land Service Handbook for the Ordnance, Q.F. 3.7 inch, Mark II on Mounting, 3.7 inch A.A., Mark II, dated 1940 and handwritten Anti Aircraft, Gun Fitters note book dated 22/12/43 to 02/02/44. BO 702. - BO 702
The Ordnance handbook measures 15cms x 24cms and contains 188 pages. The Handbook is nicely illustrated throughout and contains 27 pull out 'plates' detailing Gun Bodies, Breech Mechanisms, Gun Arrangements and Fuses. The handbook covers a broad range of topics regarding Anti Aircraft Ordnance, Gun Mounting, breech mechanisms, markings on ammunition and packages together with care and preservation of ordnance and fittings. The handbook is accompanied by a neatley handwritten, hard back note book previously owned by Gun fitter, R. Cunningham, 1941110 1st AA Command School, Sidcup Kent. The note book measures 16 x 20 cms and is full of hand written notes and hand drawn diagrams regarding Anti Aircraft ordnance and mountings. The note book contains 2 seperate loose diagram inserts depicting AA mounting and firing mechanisms and a seperate printed generating set, unit maintenance checklist. price includes UK delivery.
120.00

An original 'The Complete Lewis Gunner' book dated 1941 BO 214 - BO 214
An original 'The Complete Lewis Gunner, by an Instructor' book dated 1941. This book also comes with notes on the .300 (American) Lewis Gun. It covers the evolution of the Lewis gun, an instruction on all stationary and moving parts, stripping, loading and unloading and much more. It is fully illustrated including pull out illustrations. It is published by Gale and Poulden and is 185mm x125mm and consists of 76 pages. It is in good condition and the price includes UK delivery.
45.00

A Short History of The Border Regiment, dated 1944 - BO 695
This booklet specially published for the 2nd Cumberland (Carslisle City) Battalion, Home Guard to commemorate The Border Regiment week in Carslisle 2-9 September 1944, measures 13cms x 19.5 cms and contains 31 pages detailing the history of the Border Regiment, the Regiments Colours, Badge, Uniform and memorable actions and postings of the Regiment from it's formation in 1702 to 1939 including Spain and France during the Napoleonic Wars, India, The Zulu Wars, The South African Wars and WW1. The booklet is nicely illustrated with colour images of the regiments colours and uniform. Price includes UK delivery.
22.00

An Original Book, 'Nicknames and Traditions in the Army' dated 1891 BO 212 - BO 212
An Original Book, 'Nicknames and Traditions in the Army' dated 1891. It traces the origins of the regiments of the British Army and how they came by their nicknames. This book is recommended for use as a reference on the history and traditions of the Royal Army. It measures 180mm x 125mm and is hard backed and in good condition. The price includes UK delivery.
45.00

Munition Workers handbook dated 1918. Author Ernest Pull - BO 687
This handbook was published in 1918 by Crosby Lockwood and Son, London. The author Ernest Pull was Chief instructor and lecturer to munitions workers at the LCC school of engineering and navigation. The book contains 158 pages and over 100 illustrations. The book contains practical information on workshop arithmetic, mensuration, geometry, tools, lathe work, srew cutting and general machine work together with notes, rules, tables and a special chapter on gear cutting. price includes UK delivery.
60.00

Original Small Arms Training Volume 1 Pamphlet 4 Light Machine Gun dated 1942 BO 60 - BO 60
Original Small Arms Training Volume 1 Pamphlet 4 Light Machine Gun dated 1942. This pamphlet covers all aspects of the Light Machine Gun, it is fully illustrated, in good condition and the price includes UK delivery.
35.00

Original Small Arms Training Volume 1 Pamphlet 24 Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank PIAT dated 1943 BO 145 - BO 145
Original Small Arms Training Volume 1 Pamphlet no. 24 on the Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank PIAT dated 1943. This pamphlet covers all aspects of the weapon and is illustrated. It is in good condition but the rear cover is missing. The price includes UK delivery.
45.00

WW1 French Silk Regimental Postcard - Army Ordnance Corps - BO 685
Army Ordnance Corps. This is one of a set of 13 silk regimental postcards sent by a soldier named Charles in France 1918 to his younger brother Matthew. They are made by "J.J." in Paris. They are top quality silks with card frames. None are postally used, several have pencil greetings on the rear. All in excellent condition. price includes UK delivery.
45.00
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