"19 April 1943" stated on cover; United States Government Printing Office, Washington; softcover; very good condition with unmarked pages; black and white photos and illustrations.
Printed during WW II, this manual was designed to help Army Instructors teach recruits how to be soldiers in the best way possible and in the shortest time possible. 227 pages.
Military manuals are several series of official publications intended to be instructive and informative. They were produced by all the branches of service, but are generally called Army manuals. Using a phrase which appeared in many, they were “published for the information and guidance of all concerned.”
During the 1940s, military manuals were approved by the Chief of Staff and authenticated by the Adjutant General. Field Manual FM 21-6, List and Index of War Department Publications, is a detailed list of the manuals that were available. Many editions of FM 21-6 were published during the 1940s and can be used to identify manual titles and numbers. The Library of Congress does not have a complete set of FM 21-6. Those editions identified are listed further in this document under the section “INDEXES,” “Field Manual FM 21-6, List and Index of War Department Publications.”