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Training Manuals, Text books and Instructions

The backbone of all successful armies is its training and tactics. The Naval and Military Press publishes many such manuals of instruction - some long out of print and only available from us. So, whether your intererest lies in the infantry and cavalry tactics of the earliest regiments of the British army in the 18th century, or the weapons manuals and firing instructions of 20th century warfare, the Naval and Military Press has the right book for you.

Training Manuals, Text books and Instructions



A SERIES OF FIGURES SHOWING ALL THE MOTIONS IN THE MANUAL AND PLATOON EXERCISES AND THE DIFFERENT FIRINGS ACCORDING TO HIS MAJESTY’S REGULATIONS
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A SERIES OF FIGURES SHOWING ALL THE MOTIONS IN THE MANUAL AND PLATOON EXERCISES AND THE DIFFERENT FIRINGS ACCORDING TO HIS MAJESTY’S REGULATIONS
Product Code: 24803

Line drawings taken from life, with 29 B&W plates showing Platoon exercises and 7 with firing positions.

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.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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A NEW SYSTEM OF SWORD EXERCISE
With a Manual of the Sword for Officers, Mounted and Dismounted
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A NEW SYSTEM OF SWORD EXERCISE With a Manual of the Sword for Officers, Mounted and Dismounted
Product Code: 24791

Illustrated with delicately clear line drawings, and first published on the eve of the American Civil War (this revised edition 1872 ) this Edged Weapon Manual tells the aspiring swordsman - mounted or fighting on foot - all he needs to know to defeat, wound and/or kill his opponent by the sword....

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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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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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CAVALRY TRAINING 1912 
Reprinted With Amendments 1915
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CAVALRY TRAINING 1912 Reprinted With Amendments 1915
Product Code: 24809

Published in 1915, this military manual has become a historical curio since the cavalry were about to vanish as a viable arm of war. This detailed official War Office book tells us all we need to know about the use of horse in warfare on the eve of its extinction.

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DEFENCE OF HOUSES
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DEFENCE OF HOUSES
Product Code: 24829

Another in the series of booklets written by Col. G. A.Wade and published in the dangerous year of 1940 intended for the instruction of the newly recruited Home Guard. Colonel Wade's clear writing and the diagrams tell the new recruits quite literally how to Guard their Homes.

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DEFENCE OF VILLAGES AND SMALL TOWNS
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DEFENCE OF VILLAGES AND SMALL TOWNS
Product Code: 24830

One of a series of manuals written by Col. G. A. Wade in 1940 for the instruction of the newly former Home Guard. Fullly illustrated and clearly written, this full colour booklet tells the Dad's Army recruits how to fight and defend the communities where they lived and worked.

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