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 Small Arms Ammunition (rifle, pistol, 2cm Oerlikon and Solothurn shell), a range of AZ fuses, two grenades (the stick and egg versions) and demolition charges.
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 5; German Small Arms Ammunition Grenades and Demolition Charges
German small arms ammunition. fuses, German grenades and demolition charges