A 1st edition of this classic WW2 British small arms manual, dating from 1942, covering the use and maintenance of the small arms of the allied and axis powers in WW2. Many of the weapons included were used in WW1, like the Lee-Enfield rifle, .455 Webley pistol, Luger pistol, Vickers Machine Gun, and the Lewis Gun. Most of the iconic weapons of WW2 are covered, including the Thompson submachine gun, 9mm Schmeisser, Bren Gun, 7.92mm Mauser, Colt .45, MG 34, and many more. Other less well known weapons, like the Vickers Berthier machine gun, are also included. Very well illustrated throughout, this book was intended to allow any allied soldier to maintain and use virtually any weapon he might come across in battle, whether standard issue, or captured from the enemy. With stripping, cleaning and firing instructions for every model of pistol, rifle or machine gun.
In good condition. The card cover is in good condition, with minor signs of wear. The binding and hinges are good and secure. The text and illustrations are in good condition.