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The Prussian

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Hello!

I received a very rare book about the service in the german general staff. There was also a french one about the service in the french general staff.

I assume, the british army published such a book about the british general staff. Is that right and when yes, how is it called, please? Is it the "Field service pocket book"?

 

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We have copies of the Field Service Pocket Books here: https://vickersmg.blog/manual/field-service-pocket-books/

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Hello Richard!

Thanks a lot!

Yesterday I ordered an original Field Service Pocket Book from 1914.

But I´m not sure if that´s such a book about the general staff service or just a field manual for officers.

I think, the book will arrive next week.

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You're welcome. It's a field manual for all officers really, covering a lot of staff and administrative issues. I imagine one of the 'SS' series of pamphlets would be a general manual for staff officers but it's not one I'm aware of.

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Hello Richard!

I thought so... I haven´t heard from such a book. But if the germans, austrians and french had one, why not the britains?

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Martin Feledziak

Is there a page for the German book which explains the "Icons" on the inside cover.

I presume that it is the structure of a Division made up of two brigades and the supporting elements such as Pioneers searchlight unit etc.

 

But I can't figure the basic elements.I would expect to see regiments then battalions.

 

Any ideas ?

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Hello Martin!

That diagram shows an army corps. The same page is "written" inside the book for an army corps and reserve corps.

 

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Martin Feledziak
1 hour ago, The Prussian said:

army corps

 

 

OK thank you that would explain it.

 

is there a diagram for an Infantry Division in that book ?.

 

I have this for 34th Division so I see that a battalion has a little stick poking out of the black box.

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3 battalions per regiment

2 regiments per brigade.

 

 

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Martin.

 

 

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No, unfortunately not. But there were different signs. Sometimes a "black box" has a "stick", sometimes not.

I have seen diagrams of a division with bataillon boxes with sticks and without sticks

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Martin Feledziak

Ok that is annoying.

 

it is so tricky trying to understand those formations.

 

but thanks for posting those books.

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But the british and french diagrams are like the germans. I think they all are equal

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