WW1 British Army Drill and Field Training Manual 1914

DRILL AND FIELD TRAINING
ATTACK, DEFENCE, OUTPOSTS, SCOUTING
BAYONET FIGHTING, FIELD SKETCHING
NIGHT OPERATIONS
BASED ON INFANTRY TRAINING 1914
(4-COMPANY ORGANISATION)
Edited by E. J. Solano
Published by JOHN MURRAY, LONDON, 1914
This is an original British Army manual, published in 1914 just after the start of WW1. It includes comprehensive details of infantry training, operations and tactics. Subjects covered include: attack and defence, firing, entrenching, defensive operations, patrols, night operations, attacks on woods, villages and towns, house to house fighting, retreats, machine guns, bayonet fighting and much more. Virtually everything that a junior officer would need to know about organising a company for service in the front line in 1914. The book even includes advice on important subjects such as 'The Soldierly Spirit', 'The Practice of Manly Virtues' and 'The Spirit of Attack':
'The main essential to success in battle is to close with the enemy,
cost what it may. A determined and steady advance lowers the fighting spirit
of the enemy and lessens the accuracy of his fire'.
The book is well illustrated with drawings, maps and photographs. There are also a number of excellent period advertsiments for Officers kit etc.
248 pages, illustrated with photographs, maps,
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