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WW2 North Africa Tank Recognition manual (1943)

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German and Italian Tanks,
AFV's, Artillery, Weapons

produced by G.H.Q., M.E.F, Cairo, 1943

A very rare original WW2 Tank, A.F.V., and enemy weapons recognition manual, published by G.H.Q., Middle East Forces, Cairo, in 1943. The book is named on the front cover to:  ‘Gerald Hunter Robinson’. The manual includes details, specifications and illustrations of German, Italian, and other european tanks, AFV’s, transport, and armoured cars in use in North Africa at that time. It was a revised version of the M.E.F. publication Target (1942), and included new developments such as the German Tiger Tank. Among the enemy vehicles covered are German tanks, artillery, APC’s, anti-tank and flak weapons, and various other vehicles, uniforms, equipment and weapons of the Axis powers. There are also details of Czech and French tanks which were captured and re-used by the German army. The book is well illustrated throughout, with numerous black and white photographs.


In good condition. The card cover is in fair to good condition, with general signs of use, some foxing, and some marks. The binding is good and secure. The text, photographs and illustrations are in good condition, with a few marks and some foxing to the first few pages.

Published: 1943
illustrated card cover with black titling
Fully illustrated with b/w photographs
Dimensions: 110mm x 175mm
Pages: 286