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Starfury Rider05 Jun 2018 12:00 a.m. PST

A few years ago I picked up a facsimile of a document titled "Infantry Notes No.14" published by BAOR in September 1945 (from MLRS Books). The content is varied and includes lots of snippets on things that get me interested, such as battalion telephones and mortar base plate upgrades. Yes, I know…

Anyway, as this document is badged No.14 that suggests there were 13 earlier versions from the wartime years. I had a quick check on Discovery on the National Archives and nothing came up. The IWM site lists issues 12, 13, 14 and 16 (no 15) but nothing earlier, and it looks like they were published by 21 Army Group originally.

I was wondering if anyone had come across these documents, and might perhaps know if they are to be found in the National Archives? I suspect they are the kind of thing that would be of great interest to me, assuming they've survived.



John Armatys05 Jun 2018 1:56 a.m. PST

The only copies I know of are the ones in IWM. If you manage to find any others I'd like details for the Catalogue of Military Manuals.

You might like to join the Yahoo Military Manual Collectors Group link

parrskool05 Jun 2018 5:56 a.m. PST

…For an unofficial uptodate guide to the British Army, you could do worse than get "The official Arrse Guide to the British Army" … written by soldiers for soldiers with a fair sprinkling of squaddie type humour (eg the author is Maj. Des Astor. This is an off-shhot of their web-site ARRSE, for soldiers by soldiers

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