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 more German shell fuses in detail. It also describes a number of the 7.5cm and 7.62cm anti-tank shells, plus the 8,8cm Flak shell and the Flak star shell. Some 15cm naval shells are also included, as well as tracer 7,62cm (Russian) APBC shell, the hollow charge anti-tank grenade “Panzerwurfmine 1 [L]) and the 32cm incendiary rocket.
See also the other pamphlets in this series: Handbooks 1-15 are published separately by Naval and Military Press.
HANDBOOK OF ENEMY AMMUNITION: War Office Pamphlet No 14; German Rocket, Gun and Mortar Ammunition
German rocket, gun and mortar ammunition