Book [Field Service Pocket Book]; British War Office; 1914; CT78.801a


Book [Field Service Pocket Book]

About this object

Book; 'Field Service Pocket Book, 1914', printed by Harrison & Sons, London. This copy belonged to Charles J Hayward, a member of the 5th Regiment, Otago Mounted Rifles, NZEF.

This book was issued by the British War Office to all senior NCOs, warrant officers and officers in the Great War. It details many aspects of the British military art, starting with the war establishments of the British Army (cavalry and Infantry Divisions and ancillary units) and the Indian Army. The handbook details everyday military conduct in the field, and lays down the regulations and guidelines for marches, quarters, camp cooking, sanitation and water supply. There are chapters on orders and the means of communication, plus overseas operations, map reading and field sketching.


British War Office

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Europe, United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper
processed material, leather


h 25mm x l 163mm x w 112mm

Subject and Association Keywords

military science, war

Subject and Association Keywords

modern history, 20th century, World War I (1914-1918)

Subject and Association Keywords

air forces. air warfare, education and training

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

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