An original British Army Machine Gun training handbook published in 1925. Machine Gun Training is very well illustrated with diagrams, line drawings, fold-outs and maps, including a coloured fold-out 1/10,000 scale trench map. It covers all the elements of training in the use of the standard issue Vickers Machine Gun. The .303 Vickers was the standard British Army heavy machine gun throughout both the First and Second World Wars. This volume is a comprehensive handbook of all aspects of machine gun use and tactics, from elementary drill, ballistics, range-finding, packing and transport to instructions for use of the gun in combat.
In good condition. The borads are in good condition, with general signs of use, some marks, and wear to the spine and edges. The binding and hinges are secure. The text, illustrations, and fold-outs are in good condition with some marks. The book is signed on the front endpapers by 'Machine Gun In., Lieut Jas K. Ryan, 8th Inf Battn.'
Published: 1925 Maroon boards with black titling Illustrated with diagrams, line drawings and maps Dimensions: 105mm x 135mm Pages: 406