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 the Tellermine 43, the light anti-tank mine and the hollow charge anti-tank rifle grenade. A number of fuses are also described together with smoke boxes for HE shell. 2.7cm cartridges are included (for the signal pistol: HE and signal). The 2.8cm anti-tank rifle cartridge (PzB41), and shell for the 3.7cm anti-tank gun (including the important muzzle stick shell the Stielgranate 41). Mortar bombs for 8 and 10cm mortars and some more artillery shell are also included.
HANDBOOK OF ENEMY AMMUNITION: War Office Pamphlet No 11; German Mines, Grenades, Gun Ammunition and Mortar Ammunition
German Mines, grenades, gun anl mortar ammunition