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WW1 Mine Craters and Trenches Manual (1916)

WW1 Mine Craters and Trenches Manual (1916)

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CONSOLIDATION OF TRENCHES,
LOCALITIES AND CRATERS
AFTER ASSAULT AND CAPTURE,
WITH A NOTE ON RAPID WIRING

General Staff, War Office, 1916

H.M.S.O., London, 1916

’The capture of a system of hostile trenches is an easy matter compared with the difficulty of retaining it. Success will only result if there is an absolute determination on the part of all ranks to get the work done at all costs’.

A rare original August 1916 edition of the War Office manual S.S. 112, Consolidation of Trenches, Localities and Craters. This manual would have been issued to officers during the Battle of the Somme, which began in July 1916. It includes detailed advice on the occupation and defence of trenches and mine craters. The booklet also includes instructions for constructing barbed wire entanglements. Illustrated with diagrams and line drawings. There is an ink stamp of the 5th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry, dated 1/12/16, on the front cover.

Condition:

In fair to good condition. The card cover is in fair to good condition, with general signs of use, creases and marks. The stapled binding is good and secure. The text is in good condition, with some creases and a few marks. With an ink stamp of the '5th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry', dated 1/12/16, on the front cover.

Published: 1916
Khaki card covers, black titling
Illustrated with diagrams and line drawings
Dimensions: 125mm x 185mm
Pages: 30