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 ammunition for guns and howitzers (7.5cm., 7.62cm Russian, 105cm., 15cm and 21 cm shell), the Tellermine and its fuses, the Italian SRCM handgrenade and hollow charge 75.27 shell, plus the Hungarian variable pressure mine.
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 8; German Ammunition for Guns and Howitzers and the Tellermine. Italian Hand Grenade and Hollow Charge Shell. Hungarian Mine
German ammunition for guns and howitzers; Tellermine. Italian hand grenade. Hungarian mine.