Training Manuals

Survey of Anti-Tank Mine Counter-Measures

This booklet highlights many of the different counter-measures used against anti-tank mines. It also includes any limitations or advantages to each methods. Topics such as "Detection", "Mechanical Detonation", and "Enemy Replies" are also covered in this manual.

Financial Instructions and Standing Orders, 1914

This text is a set of instructions and standing orders regarding paymasters and financial policies in the Canadian Army Pay Corps. Standing orders from an office of authority are put into effect immediately and are in place indefinitely.

Special Tables Physical Training 1914

This booklet has supplementary tables for the Manual of Physical Health, where the author goes into detail about subjects they felt had been left out of the original. These tables were meant to be a guide for superintendents and instructors as they put together the recruits' training schedule. The booklet also includes illustrated diagrams to ensure proper form.

Canadian Militia Regulations Index

This booklet is the index to a training manual titled Regulations for Supply, Transport and Barrack Services for the Canadian Militia 1918. Indexes list the most common words or subjects from the text in alphabetical order, then it provides a definition or additional context for the reader.

Toronto Military Training Syllabus

This booklet was issued by the Toronto Military Training Association as a 'textbook' for its instructors and members. The booklet covers topics such as "Squad Drills", "Rifle Exercises", and "Firing Instructions".

Short Course in Infantry Tactics

Prior to the First World War, Canada's military was quite small and disorganized. This meant that at the outbreak of the war, they needed to educate and train a lot of officers. Lieutenant A.B. Robinson wrote this book as a resource for various ranks of infantry officers which includes, what he believes to be, the most crucial information.

Captains' Examination Questions

These documents are the question sheets for the 1916 Captains' Examination, with corresponding marks for each question. The test is divided into three categories: (1) Administration, Organization, Etc., (2) Military Law, and (3) Tactics.

In the British Army during World War One, a Captain was higher than Lieutenant in rank, but lower than a Major.

Regulations for the Canadian Medical Service 1914

This book outlines the regulations placed on the Canadian Medical Service by the Militia Council. It covers topics like field ambulances, sanitation, surgical supplies, and vaccinations.

Organization, Administration, and Equipment

This book covers various topics that the author believed to be necessary for soldiers to know during the First World War. The book begins with several key definitions, and also includes important information about the Canadian militia, mobilization, and medical services in the field.

A Few Notes for the Use of Infantry Officers

This guide was written in both French and English, with the purpose of teaching young officers and N.C.O.s about the new training system and how to become an efficient infantry officer.