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Warfare in the Far East (1944)

Warfare in the Far East (1944)

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Military Training Pamphlet No. 52


'Look up. Danger is in the trees as well as on the ground. The enemy sniper lurks in the tree tops, among the roots, and under fallen logs. When sniped, dive for cover. Then move to a new position, locate the sniper, and kill him'.

A rare restricted WW2 War Office jungle warfare manual, Military Training Pamphlet No. 52, Warfare in the Far East. The book covers a wide range of subjects that would have been vitally important to officers, nco's and soldiers serving in the campaiogn in the Far East in 1944-45. Much of the advice is brutally pragmatic, reflecting the extreme conditions of the far eastern battlefields, and the ruthlessness of the enemy the Allied troops were facing. Subjects covered include: junglecraft, tactics, reconnaissance, weapons,  attack, defence, ambushes, booby traps, Japanese tactics, snipers, patrolling, use of tanks and artillery, withdrawals, medical problems, topography, training for jungle warfare, and examples of tactical situations and operations. The manual is well illustrated with line drawings, diagrams and photographs.


In good condition. The card cover is in good condition, with general signs of wear and use, ring binder holes at the spine, and some marks. The stapled binding is good and secure. The text and illustrations are in good condition, with a few marks and some creased corners.

Published: 1944
Illustrated card cover with black/green titling
Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and drawings
Dimensions: 155mm x 245mm
Pages: 102