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Basic Guard Manual (December 1942) (PMM-1)

By War Department

Jeffersonville, Indiana: War Department. Very Good-. 1942. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a small format paperback with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some edge wear and bumping. There are a couple of spots of discoloration to the covers. This copy has an ink stamped previous owner's name and address on the front cover. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The first several pages of the book have some scorch marks. .

$15.00

War French

By Willcox, Cornelis De Witt

New York: MacMillan Company. Very Good-. 1918. Reprint. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book is generally clean and bright. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There are several spots of ground-in dirt and discoloration. The text pages are generally clean and bright. "Cornélis DeWitt Willcox (1861–1938) was an American army officer and scholar, born at Geneva, Switzerland. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1880, from the United States Military Academy (1885) , and Artillery School (1892) , and in 1913 studied at the University of Grenoble. He served in the Santiago campaign in 1898, at Manila from 1908–1910, and at West Point as professor of modern languages. He was promoted colonel in 1914. At the outbreak of World War I in August 1914 he was in Spain and rendered valuable assistance to the U. S. Diplomatic service by helping Americans stranded by war to relocate to the United States. " (from Wikipedia) .

$40.00

Infantry Drill Regulations (august 4, 1941) Basic Field Manual (FM 22-5)

By War Department

Washington D. C.: War Department. Very Good+. 1941. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a small format paperback book with cardstock covers and a side stapled spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some light spots of ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. .

$15.00

New Handbook Of Military Signaling

By Giddings, Capt. Howard A. (Prepared by)

New York: D. Appleton & Company. Good. 1917. Trade Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This is a small format book. The book is in Good only condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping and rubbing. The book has some bowing (possibly from being stuck in a pocket). The covers have some discoloration and tidemarking, especially to the bottom edges. The rear cover has patches of discoloration. The title has been inked on the spine by a former owner. The text pages are clean, but have tidemarking and water spotting to the bottom edges. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper and penciled name and company on the front pastedown page. "Military communications or military signals involve all aspects of communications, or conveyance of information, by armed forces. Military communications span from pre-history to the present. The earliest military communications were delivered by runners. Later, communications progressed to visual and audible signals, and then advanced into the electronic age. Examples from Jane's Military Communications include text, audio, facsimile, tactical ground-based communications, terrestrial microwave, tropospheric scatter, naval, satellite communications systems and equipment, surveillance and signal analysis, encryption and security and direction-finding and jamming." (from Wikipedia) .

$30.00

Infantry Drill Regulations United States Army 1911 (Simplified)

By Moss, Maj. Jas. A

Menasha, WI: George Banta Publishing Company. Very Good. 1916. Reprint. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This is a small format book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The spine joints have noticeable wear and rubbing. The text pages are generally clean, but with some light ground-in dirt and beginning tidemarking. .

$20.00

Field Manual Fm 55-16 Cargo Checking Handbook

By Department Of The Army

Washington, D. C.: Department of the Army. Very Good+. 1973. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a small format book with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have some lightly ground-in spots of dirt and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "United States Army Field Manuals are published by the United States Army's Army Publishing Directorate. As of 27 July 2007, some 542 field manuals were in use. [1] They contain detailed information and how-tos for procedures important to soldiers serving in the field. Starting in 2010, the US Army began review and revision of all of its doctrinal publications, under the initiative "Doctrine 2015". Since then, the most important doctrine have been published in Army Doctrine Publications (ADP) and Army Doctrine Reference Publications (ADRP) , replacing the former key Field Manuals. Army Techniques Publications (ATP) , Army Training Circulars (TC) , and Army Technical Manuals (TM) round out the suite new of doctrinal publications." (from Wikipedia) .

$15.00

Drill And Ceremonies FM22-5 (June 1950)

By Department Of The Army

Washington D. C.: Department of the Army. Very Good-. 1950. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a small format paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and a side-stapled spine. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and edge wear, along with beginning tearing to the top spine joints. The text pages are generally clean and bright. There is some blue smudging to the title page. Includes black and white photographs. "Military history reveals that armies throughout the world have participated in some form of drill. The primary value of drill historically has been to prepare troops for battle. For the most part, the drill procedures practiced have been identical to the tactical maneuvers employed on the battlefield. Drill has enabled commanders to quickly move their forces from one point to another, mass their forces into a battle formation that afforded maximum firepower, and maneuver those forces as the situation developed. In 1775, when this country was striving for independence and existence, the nation’s leaders were confronted with the problem of not only establishing a government but also of organizing an army that was already engaged in war. From the "shot heard around the world," on 19 April 1775, until Valley Forge in 1778, revolutionary forces were little more than a group of civilians fighting Indian-style against well-trained, highly disciplined British Redcoats. For three years, General George Washington’s troops had endured many hardships--lack of funds, rations, clothing, and equipment. In addition, they had suffered loss after loss to the superior British forces. These hardships and losses mostly stemmed from the lack of a military atmosphere in country. Thus, an army was created with little or no organization, control, discipline, or teamwork. " (from the Drill Pad History website) .

$20.00

Soldiers of Misfortune Washington's Secret Betrayal of American POWs in the Soviet Union

By Sanders, James D., Mark A. Sauter, and R. Cort Kirkwood

Washington, DC: National Press Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1992. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0915765837 . B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. Signed by author James D. Sanders. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "In an explosive revelation, Colonel Philip Corso, an intelligence aide to President Dwight Eisenhower, revealed exclusively to the authors that the president personally made the decision to abandon hundres, perhap thousands, of U.S. POWs from the Korean War. More than six years ago, Jim Sanders began his lonely quest for the truth about American POWs liberated by Soviet troops in Germany and Eastern Europe near the end of World War II." ; Signed by One Author .

$25.00

5th Infantry Division : Fort Ord California Company E RFA Regiment

By Newsfoto Publishing Company / United States Army

Monterey, CA / San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto Publishing Company / United States Army. Very Good. 1957. Hardcover. Color Illustration; This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping and rubbing. There is some ground-in dirt to the covers and some light fraying and wear to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. "After the American entry into World War I, land was purchased just north of the city of Monterey along Monterey Bay for use as an artillery training field for the United States Army by the U. S. Department of War. The area was known as the Gigling Reservation, U. S. Field Artillery Area, Presidio of Monterey and Gigling Field Artillery Range. Although military development and construction was just beginning, the War only lasted for another year and a half until the armistice in November 11, 1918. Despite a great demobilization of the U. S. Armed Forces during the inter-war years of the 1920s and 1930s, by 1933, the artillery field became Camp Ord, named in honor of Union Army Maj. Gen. Edward Otho Cresap Ord, (1818–1883). Primarily, horse cavalry units trained on the camp until the military began to mechanize and train mobile combat units such as tanks, armored personnel carriers and movable artillery. " .

$30.00

Basic Field Manual (rules Of Land Warfare) (Fm 27-10)

By War Department

Washington D. C.: United States Government Printing Office. Very Good+. 1940. Paperback. This is a small format paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "The law of war is a legal term of art which refers to the aspect of public international law concerning acceptable justifications to engage in war (jus ad bellum) and the limits to acceptable wartime conduct (jus in bello or international humanitarian law). Among other issues, modern laws of war address declarations of war, acceptance of surrender and the treatment of prisoners of war; military necessity, along with distinction and proportionality; and the prohibition of certain weapons that may cause unnecessary suffering. The law of war is considered distinct from other bodies of law—such as the domestic law of a particular belligerent to a conflict—which may provide additional legal limits to the conduct or justification of war. " .

$20.00

The Royal Hampshire Regiment (Famous Regiments)

By Wykes, Alan (edited by Lt. Gen. Sir Brian Horrocks)

London, England: Hamish Hamilton. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1968. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0241015456 . B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing, The text pages are clean and bright. All edges of the text blopck have some spots of foxing. The dust jacket has two medium sized tears to the top rear edge. There is some beginning loss of laminate to the bottom front panel of the dust jacket. "The Hampshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, created as part of the Childers Reforms in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot and the 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot. The regiment existed continuously for 111 years and served in the Second Boer War, World War I and World War II. In 1946, due to distinguished service in World War II, the regiment was retitled as the Royal Hampshire Regiment." .

$25.00

Anchors Aweigh Verses by Midshipmen of the United States Navy

By Doty, William Kavanaugh (editor)

Baltimore, MD: The Norman, Remington Company. Very Good-. 1924. 1st Edition; 1st Edition. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The front cover has several spots of ground-in dirt and fading. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There are two inch long tears to the front inner hinge. "Lieut. Charles A. Zimmermann, USN, a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, had been selected as the bandmaster of the Naval Academy Band in 1887 at the age of 26. His father, Charles Z. Zimmermann, had played in the band during the Civil War years. Early in his career, Lieut. Zimmermann started the practice of composing a march for each graduating class. By 1892, "Zimmy", as he was affectionately known by the midshipmen, became so popular that he was presented with a gold medal by that year's class. More gold medals followed as Zimmermann wrote a march for each succeeding class. In 1906, Lieut. Zimmerman was approached by Midshipman First Class Alfred Hart Miles with a request for a new march. As a member of the Class of 1907, Miles and his classmates "were eager to have a piece of music that would be inspiring, one with a swing to it so it could be used as a football marching song, and one that would live forever." Supposedly, with the two men seated at the Naval Academy Chapel organ, Zimmermann composed the tune and Miles set the title and wrote to two first stanzas in November 1906. This march was played by the band and sung by the brigade at the 1906 Army-Navy football game later that month, and for the first time in several seasons, Navy won. This march, Anchors Aweigh, was subsequently dedicated to the Academy Class of 1907 and adopted as the official song of the U. S. Navy. The concluding stanza was written by Midshipman Royal Lovell, Class of 1926." .

$25.00

Alexander 334-323BC : Conquest of the Persian Empire Campaign Series

By Warry, John

London, England: Osprey Military Books. Near Fine. Reprint. Paperback. Color Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with illustrated covers and a glued spine. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "During his youth, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until age 16. After Philip's assassination in 336 BC, he succeeded his father to the throne and inherited a strong kingdom and an experienced army. Alexander was awarded the generalship of Greece and used this authority to launch his father's Panhellenic project to lead the Greeks in the conquest of Persia. In 334 BC, he invaded the Achaemenid Empire (Persian Empire) and began a series of campaigns that lasted ten years. Following the conquest of Anatolia, Alexander broke the power of Persia in a series of decisive battles, most notably the battles of Issus and Gaugamela. He subsequently overthrew Persian King Darius III and conquered the Achaemenid Empire in its entirety. At that point, his empire stretched from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River." .

$15.00

Basic Field Manual Military Intelligence Observation (FM 30-10)

By United States Government Printing Office / War Department

Washington, DC: Goverment Printing Office. Very Good+. 1940. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Stapled wraps. This is a small format booklet with heavy cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book covers are clean and bright, with some light toning to the spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. .

$25.00

What A Soldier Should Know The Soldier's Catechism

By Bolles, Major F. C. , Capt. E. C. Jones & Capt. J. S. Upham

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company. Very Good. 1917. Early printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The front cover of the dust jacket has two medium sized white spots of discoloration with a couple of smaller spots to the top rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some light generalized toning. There is a previous owner's name on the front pastedown page (Lieut. S. Wellford Duke of Richmond VA). .

$20.00

The New Infantry Drill Regulations United States Army...

By Military Service Publishing Company

Harrisburg, PA: Military Service Publishing Co.. Very Good+. 1941. 9th Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front pastedown page. ""The drill prescribed herein is designed for general use and may be adapted to any type of unit; therefore some of the explanation is of a general nature which gives sufficient latitude for adaptation to specific units. Chapters include topics on the soldier with and without arms, drill for foot troops, drill for units with animal-drawn carts or pack animals and units with motor carriers, drill for motor and wagon units, formations of the battalion and regiment, ceremonies, extended order, and signals." " .

$20.00

Roman Military Equipment From the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome

By Bishop, M. C. & J. C. N. Coulston

London, England: B. T. Batsford Ltd.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1993. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0713466375 . This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Roman military personal equipment was produced in large numbers to established patterns, and it was used in an established way. These standard patterns and uses were called the res militaris or disciplina. Its regular practice during the Roman Republic and Roman Empire led to military excellence and victory. Roman equipment (especially armour) gave them a very distinct advantage over their barbarian enemies. This does not mean that every Roman soldier had better equipment than the richer men among his opponents. According to Edward Luttwak, Roman equipment was not of a better quality than that used by the majority of Rome's adversaries." .

$30.00

Correct Use Of Gas Mask Equipment

By United States Army

Washington D. C.: United States Army. Very Good. 1917. Other. This is a small folded sheet which make up an instructional booklet for using a gas mask during World War I. The booklet includes a string on a gromet for quick retrieval of instructions, and the interior area includes replacement plasters (3) and a data area for noting usage. Also included is a small heavy paper envelope to keep the instructions safe. The outer envelope has ground-in dirt, rubbing and wear along with several spots of foxing. The interior booklet is mostly clean and bright, with one foredge rubbed and worn. "Gas masks used in World War One were made as a result of poison gas attacks that took the Allies in the trenches on the Western Front by surprise. Early gas masks were crude as would be expected as no-one had thought that poison gas would ever be used in warfare as the mere thought seemed too shocking." .

$20.00

The Compendium of Weapons, Armour & Castles

By Balent, Matthew

Taylor, MI: Palladium Books, Inc.. Fine. 1993. 3rd Printing. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "The study of mankind is the study of conflict. In the modern age, where warfare can result in the decimation and destruction of an entire people or culture, and the weapons used so powerful and lethal that it seems that noen might avoid them." .

$20.00

The R.o.t.c. Manual : Coast Artillery: Volume 1 14th Edition : a Textbook for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

By Military Service Publishing Company

Harrisburg, PA: Military Service Publishing Company. Very Good. 1942. 14th Edition. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized Paperback book with cardstock covers and a cloth spine. This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The cardstock covers have some light creasing and bumping. The text pages mostly clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and details on the front endpapers. "The concept of ROTC in the United States began with the Morrill Act of 1862 which established the land-grant colleges. Part of the federal government's requirement for these schools was that they include military tactics as part of their curriculum, forming what became known as ROTC. The college from which ROTC originated is Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. Norwich was founded in 1819 at Norwich, Vermont, as the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy. [10] The university was founded by former West Point instructor Captain Alden Partridge, who promoted the idea of a "citizen soldier"—a man trained to act in a military capacity when his nation required, but capable of fulfilling standard civilian functions in peacetime" .

$25.00

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