Anon (1914). Manual of Map Reading and Field Sketching, 1912. London: HMSO for General Staff-War Office. 101pp + 20 plates

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Anon (1914). Manual of Map Reading and Field Sketching, 1912. London: HMSO for General Staff-War Office. 101pp + 20 plates and 19pp list of Military Books published by the WO. Hardback, pocket sized, with red cloth-covered boards. Very worn but cover intact and binding firm. In fair condition.

Covers plain table survey and observation of terrain for tactical military planning and recording of events. Geology is implicit but rarely mentioned. The techniques remained in geology education into the 1970s.