NOTES ROM THE FRONT PART IV AND FURTHER NOTES ON FIELD DEFENCES
Collated by The General Staff, G.H.Q.
War Office, May 1915
H.M.S.O., London, 1915
A rare 1915 edition of the WW1 War Office trench warfare publication,Notes From the Front Part IV & Further Notes on Field Defences includes information on defensive techniques and equipment that were being deployed in the early days of trench warfare: from mining to machine gun emplacements, trench construction, trench attacks, sniping, infantry and artillery communication, heavy artillery, and the use of grenades in trench warfare. There is also general advice on the care of arms and equipment, trench routine, officer's duties, etc. The booklet is illustrated with excellent diagrams of trenches, machine gun pits, loopholes and defensive works. Incorporating the lessons learned at the start of the war, this booklet would have been an invaluable piece of kit for any British officer serving at the front in 1915.
In good condition. The paper cover shows general signs of wear and use, a few marks, and some creased corners. The stapled binding is secure. The text and illustrations are in good condition.
Published: June 1915 Khaki paper cover, black titling Dimensions: 105mm x 165mm Pages: 64