Infantry Training for Use of Canadian Militia

This short booklet was issued for use by the Canadian Militia during the First World War. It includes information such as diagrams for aiming ammunition as well as company formations.

Infantry Training

A series of manuals such as this one was published by the British War Office in 1914. These manuals acted as guides for soldiers since they include crucial information about procedures, transportation and safety. This specific manual focuses on company organization and training systems.

Instructions Governing Organization and Administration

This booklet was published by the Minister of Militia and Defence for use by the Canadian Expeditionary Force. It clearly outlines the duties expected from various ranks, and also includes necessary procedures and instructions for soldiers and officers.

How to Qualify Made Easy

This book was published during the First World War as a resource for soldiers who wanted to pass the lieutenant examination. Like a textbook, the soldier could follow this guide in order to prepare for the exam and to see what kinds of questions would be asked.

Gradation List of Appointments, Staff, and Units

This book was issued by the First Canadian Contingent Expeditionary Force in 1914. It includes any changes to position, rank, or appointment. This would have been useful for soldiers in order to determine the correct superior to speak to for a given issue.

General Instructions 1917

Pamphlets like this one were issued by the Adjutant General's Branch, to be referenced by members of the Canadian Militia. The purpose of these pamphlets is to inform soldiers of essential instructions, procedures, and regulations. 

Gas Training Manual

During the 20th-century, the way in which nations fought wars changed dramatically. One of the new tactics that made battle so much more dangerous was the use of chemical weapons, also known as gas. Manuals such as these attempted to prepare allied soldiers with the information needed to protect themselves and their fellow-soldiers.

FLAP - 39 (RCAF) Wing

The official publication of 39 (Royal Canadian Air Force) Wing, FLAP offered a mixture of war news, home news, personal stories from the units of the wing, and humour.

Field Service Pocket Book 1914

This pocket book was issued by the War Office as a concise reference guide for soldiers on the front lines. It normally covers procedures and exercises that are crucial for active service. This specific copy was taped over with personal notes and sketches of attack tactics.

Field Service Manual 1914

This field service manual was published in 1914 for use by the Allied expeditionary forces. This manual focused primarily on transportation, for the soldiers themselves, but also for animals and carts/wagons. Information in field manuals such as this one are organized into sections and charts to ensure standardization and efficiency.