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The Magnetic Compass and How To Use It (1942)

The Magnetic Compass and How To Use It (1942)

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GALE & POLDEN LTD, Aldershot, 1942

An original WW2 British military compass manual, published in 1942 by Gale & Polden. This is a practical manual covering the information that an officer or NCO would need to know to make use of the various types of military compass that were used during WW2. With descriptions of the different service compasses and instructions on how to use them to take bearings, navigate across country and solve problems like marching by night. The book is illustrated with a large fold-out diagram of compass points and various types of compass. An invaluable reference work for the compass collector, and the perfect companion to any WW1 or WW2 Verner's or Francis Barker compass.


In good condition. The card cover show only minor signs of wear and use and a couple of  marks. The stapled binding is secure. The text and fold-out diagram are in very good condition.

Published: 1942
Grey card cover with black titling
Illustrated with line drawings
Dimensions : 120mm x 180mm
Pages: 15 (plus large folding plate)