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WW2 Fieldcraft and Stealth (1943) | Lt-Colonel Armstrong

WW2 Fieldcraft and Stealth (1943)

Price £65.00 Sale


Lt-Col. Nevill A. D. Armstrong

GALE AND POLDEN LTD, Aldershot, 1943

A rare original 1943 edition of Fieldcraft and Stealth. It was written by Lt-Colonel Nevill Armstrong, a Canadian Officer who served with distinction on the Western Front during the First World War and became one of the greatest experts in the art of fielldcraft, camouflage and sniping. Armstrong served in France between 1915 and 1917, being mentioned in despatches four times. He was Chief Instructor at the 2nd Army School of Scouting, Observation, and Sniping from 1915-16, and Commandant of the Canadian Corps School of Sniping from 1917-18. At the start of the Second World War, Armstrong became an instructor in the Sniping Wing of the Small Arms Schools at Hythe and Bisley. In 1942 he became Commandant at the Royal Marine Sniping School.

Fieldcraft and Stealth is a practical guide to training in fieldcraft, stalking, crawling and patrolling. It is well illustrated with a series of black and white photographs. Subjects covered include: movement, crawling, road crossing, stalking with a rifle,  equipment, weapons, administration, attack, progressive training, and individual scouting.


In good condition. The illustrated card cover is in good condition, with some wear to the spine and a few marks. The binding and hinges are secure, having been carefully reinforced in several places with archival paper tape. The text and photographs are in good condition. There are 'Withdrawn' library markings and ink stamps to the endpapers.

Published: 1943
Illustrated with b/w photographs
Illustrated card cover
Dimensions: 125mm x 185mm
Pages: 58