These handbooks were issued to all field units in contact with the enemy in Europe and Africa, and were intended for use by all personnel to help them recognise enemy ammunition. Specialist personnel were then trained to handle and disarm/destroy the ammunition so found. Each pamphlet covers a number of items, and this issue covers German mines (the S-Mine 35 and various fuses and igniters), 4.7cm anti-tank ammunition, and 7.5cm light gun (parachutable) ammuntion. Also covered are a number of Italian shells (HE., semi-armour piercing and shrapnel). Japanese 25mm shell and fuses are also covered.
See also the other pamphlets in this series: Handbooks 1-15 are published separately by Naval and Military Press.