British Infantryman Operations Manual

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19 January 2021
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A Haynes manual guide to the life of the infantry, by Simon Forty.

Covering all models, as the manual whimsically states, of the British and Commonwealth soldier, from 1939-1945, the scope of this Haynes manual is quite astonishing. It starts by explaining how British forces stagnated after WWI, while Germany revolutionised its army. There are chapters on organisation; the life of the soldier, including training, rations; uniforms and equipment including badges and insignia; weapons, from rifles and SMGs to mortars and anti-tank weapons; transport; medical services and even remembrance ceremonies.

The scope of the manual is very broad, with even a section on tactics for clearing houses of enemy troops. With contemporary mono photos and colour images of equipment and the chaps from the East Yorkshire Living History Group throughout, it’s a superb overview of the infantry.

  • JH Haynes & Co.
  • ISBN 978-1-7852-1720-3
  • 174 pages. Hardback. £25

 

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