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Training Manuals, Text books and Instructions

Training and instruction manuals are the nuts and bolts of evey soldiers' life. From the 'King's Regs' which governed every Second World War soldier's existence, to the handbooks issued to its victorious Wehrmacht by the Third Reich. The Naval and Military Press boasts a host of books on these intriguing subjects.

Training Manuals, Text books and Instructions



.300 VICKERS MACHINE GUN MECHANISM MADE EASY
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.300 VICKERS MACHINE GUN MECHANISM MADE EASY
Product Code: 24824

One of a series of Second World War booklets on weapons intended for the training of recruits, this treatise is dedicated to the venerable Vickers machine gun. A weapon that saw service 20 years before in the Great War, this book, with the help of photographs, tells us all we need to know about t...

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ACCURATE SHOOTING IN WAR
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ACCURATE SHOOTING IN WAR
Product Code: 24814

Pinpoint marksmanship and handling rifles for the recruits of the Home Guard as explained in a booklet liberally illustrated with photographs and diagrams.

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ADVANCED TRAINING FOR THE HOME GUARD WITH TEN SPECIMEN FIELD EXERCISES
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ADVANCED TRAINING FOR THE HOME GUARD WITH TEN SPECIMEN FIELD EXERCISES
Product Code: 24811

Aimed at the new Home Guard early in World War Two, and the sort of situation they were likely to encounter defending their homes, this little book both advises on tactics, and posits ten situations the Home Guard were likely to face in the event of an enemy invasion.

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ANTI-AIRCRAFT DEFENCE AGAINST LOW-FLYING ENEMY AIRCRAFT
A Handbook for Light Machine Gunners, Including Particulars of Notable Successes in Recent
Fighting by Land and Sea
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ANTI-AIRCRAFT DEFENCE AGAINST LOW-FLYING ENEMY AIRCRAFT A Handbook for Light Machine Gunners, Including Particulars of Notable Successes in Recent Fighting by Land and Sea
Product Code: 24822

Sub-titled ‘a handbook for Light Machine-Gunners' and illustrated with photographs and diagrams, this book told its Second World War readers how to make the best of their light weaponry when fighting off attacks by low flying enemy aircraft.

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ART OF PROWLING
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ART OF PROWLING
Product Code: 24826

This comically titled booklet is one of a series written by Col G.A. Wade for the instruction of the newly recruited Home Guard. This little gem shows and tells how to sneak up on the enemy without being seen.

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CAMOUFLAGE SIMPLY EXPLAINED
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CAMOUFLAGE SIMPLY EXPLAINED
Product Code: 24821

The principles and practice of camouflage as they were explained to Home Guard recruits early in the Second World War. Laviishly illustrated with line drawings and diagrams, this useful booklet shows how to disguise buildings as well as people to make them invisible to an enemy.

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FIGHTING IN BUILT-UP AREAS 1943
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FIGHTING IN BUILT-UP AREAS 1943
Product Code: 24813

This official War Office manual shows soldiers how to operate in urban areas. Among the subjects covered are weaponry; planning attacks and defence; how to clear houses; site guns; climb walls and handle explosives.

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GET THAT FIGHTER!
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GET THAT FIGHTER!
Product Code: 24840

"Restricted" manual dated November 1,1943, published by the Army Air Forces, for the instruction of air gunners. Extensive information for air gunners on bombers, with diagrams, on how to shoot down enemy aircraft, both German and Japanese. The manual also includes several double pages, each devo...

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GRENADES FOR THE HOME GUARD AND THE E. Y. RIFLE AND CUP DISCHARGER
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GRENADES FOR THE HOME GUARD AND THE E. Y. RIFLE AND CUP DISCHARGER
Product Code: 24818

A manual aimed at the home Guard showing recruits how to throw and handle hand grenades (both Mills Bombs and German stick grenades); and the EY Rifle grenade.

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GUNS FOR THE HOME GUARD
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GUNS FOR THE HOME GUARD
Product Code: 24812

Weapons for the Home Guard were unavailable in the early days, but when they did come on stream, this guide told recruits how to familiarise themselves with and use the Vickers and Lewis machine guns; the antitank rifle; the ‘Tommy Gun' (Thompson submachine gun); and the Browning automatic pistol.

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