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Truly Canadian! Learn how the army used the Lee Enfield in WWII. This book is a compilation of the four most useful and sought after manuals containing information about all small arms in use during WWII. Over 140 pages with original illustrations. INCLUDES NOTES ON THE TRAINING OF SNIPERS. A hard to find publication that was the beginning of Canadian Army sniper training! Many tactics are still used today!

ISBN - 978-0-9683002-2-0
Perfect bound - 8.5x11 format - 140 pgs - Completely illustrated!!



During WWII, the British and most Commonwealth countries were using the No 1, No 4 and P-14. The Canadian Army had their own version of the training manuals for these rifles.  This book is a compilation of the 4 most useful and sought after manuals containing information about all small arms rifles in use. Over 140 pages with original illustrations.
 
INCLUDES NOTES ON THE TRAINING OF SNIPERS.

Large 8.5x11 format makes it easier to read. These are NOT photocopies of the pamphlets! The book is completely redone.
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Table of Contents

Weapon Training

CHAPTER I. - PRINCIPLES & SYSTEMS OF TRAINING
1. General
2. Safety precautions during training
3. Principles of instruction
4. Hints to instructors
5. Tests of elementary training
6. Preparation of programmes
7. Sequence of training
8. Exercising the trained soldier

CHAPTER II. - THE THEORY OF SMALL ARMS FIRE
9. General
10. Elementary theory (rifle)
11. Elementary theory (L.M.G.)

CHAPTER III. - RANGE WORK
12. General
13. Ranges, miniature
14. Ranges, 30 yards
15. Ranges, classification
16. Allowances and penalties
17. Field firing and use of live ammunition for simulating battle conditions
18. Safety precautions (all ranges)
19. Duties of superintending officers
20. Signalling and scoring
21. Competitions
22. Returns and records
23. Metal fund

Appendix I. Zeroing and testing
Appendix II. Coaching
Appendix III. Landscape targets & harmonized sights
Appendix IV. Trajectory table and range table (rifle)

Application of Fire

CHAPTER I - VISUAL TRAINING
Lesson 1. Searching ground and locating service targets

CHAPTER II - JUDGING DISTANCE
Lesson 2. Unit of measure
Lesson 3. Appearance method
Lesson 4. Bracketing and key ranges
Lesson 5. Range cards

CHAPTER III
Lesson 6. Lecture - fire control
Lesson 7. Recognition of targets and normal fire control orders
Lesson 8. Brief, anticipatory, and fire orders for the individual

Appendix. Observation of fire and ranging

Rifle
General notes for instructors

CHAPTER I. - MAINTENANCE
Lesson 1. Cleaning
Lesson 2. Examination of the rifle

CHAPTER II. - AIMING INSTRUCTION
Lesson 3. The correct aim
Lesson 4. Aiming off the target

CHAPTER III. - FIRING INSTRUCTION
Lesson 5. Loading and unloading
Lesson 6. Holding and trigger pressing
Lesson 7. Firing from low cover
Lesson 8. Other positions
Lesson 9. Firing at moving targets

CHAPTER IV. - STRENGTHENING AND QUICKENING EXERCISES

CHAPTER V. - TESTS OF ELEMENTARY TRAINING
Appendix I. Care of the No. 2 .22 inch rifle
Appendix II. Variations in teaching the No. 3 rifle
Appendix III. Variations in teaching the No. 4 rifle
Appendix IV. Sniper rifle and zeroing and Aldis telescope
Appendix V. The No. 4 Sniper rifle
Appendix VI. The Sniper sling

Also included is "Notes on the Training of Snipers". This is worth the price of admission alone.

NOTES ON THE TRAINING OF SNIPERS
Military Training Pamphlet No. 44
1940 with amendments (No.1), 1941

Contents
1. Introductory and organization
2. Sniper training
3. The sniper rifle
4. Fieldcraft
5. Observation
6. Cover, concealment and camouflage
7. Sniping in open warfare
8. Snipers posts, loopholes and observation posts in position warfare
9. Sniping from houses and buildings
10. Reports

Appendix 1. Method of zeroing
Appendix 2. Care and cleaning of the telescope
Appendix 3. Syllabus of training
Appendix 4. Specimen intelligence log
Appendix 5. Range practices
Appendix 6. Notes on panoramic drawing
Appendix 7. Exercises in observation
Appendix 8. Method of locating enemy snipers
Appendix 9. Sniper suits