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Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. xvii, , Various paginations. Illustrations. Introduction by Ronald Schaffer. Cover has slight wear and sticker residue at back. Name in ink on half-title page. The Small Wars Manual is a United States Marine Corps manual on tactics and strategies for engaging in certain types of military operations. The Marine Corps' role in small wars has a long and complex history. During the early years of the 20th century, the Corps was widely viewed as the nation's overseas police and initial response force. Moreover, the actual execution of these roles were a natural adjunct of the Corps' officially directed mission of sea-based power projection, in turn buttressed by its fundamental expeditionary operational character; i.e., the availability for "sudden and immediate call"
Washington DC: War Department, 1941. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 456 pages. Marked RESTRICTED. Illustrations (photographs, drawings/diagrams, tabular data). Cover and some pages has some wear and soiling. Name, Rank and Branch of previous owner in ink on front cover. Written over the stamp of a previous owner. This was prepared under the direction of the Chief of Staff. It was issued only 10 days after the Pearl Harbor attack, but clearly had been in preparation since at least the commencement of hostilities in Europe in September 1939. This initial handbook represents that then state-of-knowlege of the United States military establishment and the assessment of the then current state-of-practice of the German Military Forces. Includes sections on: Organization and strength of units; Administration, command, and staff; Recruitment and mobilization; Uniform; Infantry; Cavalry and reconnaissance units; Small arms, close support, and antitank weapons; Field Artillery, Armored troops (Panzertruppen), Engineers, Signal Corps, Chemical warfare and smoke, Services, Police, Gendarmerie, semimilitary forces; Air Force, Tactics, and Permanent fortifications. Includes Appendixes on: I. List of Abbreviations; II. Coinage, weights, and measures; III. Road spaces; and IV. Military symbols. Also includes an index.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1947. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. iv, 209,  pages. Wraps. 3-hole punched with staple at left side between top and middle punch holes. Illustrations. Diagrams. Appendix I Conventional Signs and Symbols. Appendix II Glossary of Common Aggressor Military Terms. When issued this manual had restricted distribution. Cover and title page have the following statement: "RESTRICTED. Dissemination of Restricted Matter. -No person is entitled solely by virtue of his grade or position to knowledge or possession of classified matter. Such matter is entrusted only to those individuals whose official duties required such knowledge or possession. (See also AR 380-5.) The cover is worn, soiled and chipped. Pages are soiled and have damp stains. All pages are separate. This reflects the state of knowledge and the state of practice following the end of the Second World War and the start of the Cold War.
London: Brassey's Defence Publishers, 1987. First Edition [stated]. Trade paperback. xii, 152,  pages. List of Figures. List of Illustrations. Questions. About the Author. Index. This is Volume 2 of Brassey's Air Power: Aircraft, Weapon Systems and Technology Series. Few officers serving with the Royal Air Force have had wider experience of all aspects of fighter tactics and development--Air Defence, Ground Attach, and Fighter Reconnaissance that Air Vice Marshal John Walker. Cover has slight wear and soiling, with some sticker residue. Pencil erasure residue on first page.
New York, N.Y. Osprey Publishing, 2006. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 336 pages. Oversized book, measuring 9-3/4 inches by 7-3/4 inches. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some with color). Includes Contributors; Chronology; Introduction; The French Indochina War; Fight for the Long Haul; The Road South; The War outside Vietnam; A View from the Other Side of the Story; Caught in the Crossfire; Diggers and Kiwis; The Conduct of the war; On the Ground; "Swatting Flies with a Sledgehammer"; Battle for the Mekong; Tactics in a Different War; The "Living-Room War"; and The Final Act--And After. Includes Endnotes, Bibliography, Glossary, and Index. Contributions include critical assessments of strategy and tactics by both NVA and ARVN officers, an account of the war's effect on civilians, and discussions of wider issues, including the war with Cambodia and Laos and the strategy of the U.S. forces. The book is illustrated with contemporary photographs, maps, and diagrams that evocatively complement the text. Among the many contributors were Lewis Sorley and John Prados. Dr. Andrew Wiest received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, in 1990. Specializing in the study of World War I and Vietnam, Dr. Wiest has served as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Warfighting Strategy in the United States Air Force Air War College. Since 1992 Dr. Wiest has been active in international education, leading a study abroad program on World War II to London and Normandy each summer, and developing the award-winning Vietnam Study Abroad Program.