Compiled by Captain Leopold McLaglen, Author and Inventor pf 'The McLaglen System of Bayonet Fighting', with Nominal Roll, Duty Roster, Attendance Register.
Published by Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to His Majesty Military Printers, Publishers and Stationers, St Martins Lane WC. No date of publication given, but thought to be 1916.
Small Booklet - c.10cm by 16cm. 45 pages, with an additional 18 pages (unpaginated) of Duty Roster and Nominal Roll, presumably to be filled in by the owner (they havn't been, and are all unmarked).
The author was an interesting man - a self proclaimed Ju-Jitsu champion, he wrote one of the earliest self defence books in 1918 - 'Ju-Jitsu, A Manual of the Science', and he lectured and taught police forces in the British Empire. Another of his books, as noted on the cover of this booklet, was 'Bayonet Fighting for War'. In this booklet, he has written a guide for British infantry officers, and as well as adverts from the time, there are sections on General Duties, Field Training, Musketry, Camp Duties and Medical. So if you want to know the procedure for striking tents, posting sentries, trigger pressing, care of arms, march discipline, road spaces, and more, all from the time of the First World War, this is the guide for you!
The condition of the booklet is generally ok. The covers have several minor scuffs and blemishes, and light wear and discoloration along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and bound.