Training Manuals

"In the interests of Mechanical Maintenance"

CAM was a kind of bible for Canadian military mechanics during the Second World War - but it's equally notable for its fine graphic art covers.

CAM 2-6.pdf (6.58 MB)
CAM 2-8.pdf (7.02 MB)
CAM 2-9.pdf (6.72 MB)
CAM 2-10.pdf (6.65 MB)
CAM 2-6.pdf (6.58 MB)
CAM 2-8.pdf (7.02 MB)
CAM 2-9.pdf (6.72 MB)
CAM 2-10.pdf (6.65 MB)
CAM 2-6.pdf (6.58 MB)
CAM 2-8.pdf (7.02 MB)
CAM 2-9.pdf (6.72 MB)
CAM 2-10.pdf (6.65 MB)
CAM 2-6.pdf (6.58 MB)
CAM 2-8.pdf (7.02 MB)
CAM 2-9.pdf (6.72 MB)
CAM 2-10.pdf (6.65 MB)

Physical Standards and Instructions for Medical Examination

This manual instructs medical staff how to assess the health of recruits and service men, and recommends the type of military service appropriate to each physical condition.

Operational Feeding: The Use of Field Rations

This booklet describes the rations that Canadian soldiers can expect during operations in the field, and carefully explains why the food available will be different from the food they received at home. After all, "to ship field bakeries instead of, say, field batteries, would be weakening the Force."

Military Training Pamphlet No. 23 Part III: Appreciations, Orders, Intercommunications and Movements 1939

This booklet is part of a series training Canadian troops on field operations, including how to evaluate a situations, issue orders, and send messages.

Notes for Instructors in Battle First Aid

This instruction manual describes how to perform first aid with the limited resources available during battle.

Canadian Army Training Pamphlet No. 8: How to Qualify

This pamphlet describes the qualifications for holding officer ranks up to Lt. Col. in the Canadian Army.

Basic and Battle Physical Training Part IX: Boxing and Wrestling

This book, part of a series of training pamphlets that replaced the 1942 Physical Training series, describes the basics of boxing and wrestling and their military uses.

Brief Notes on War Gases and Spray

This pamphlet instructs soldiers on the various war gases they may encounter, how to recognize them, and how to protect yourself against them.

Attack and Defence: Unarmed Combat in Pictures

Ever wonder how to fight an armed Nazi with your bare hands? Look no further. Mixed Martial Arts, 1940s style!

Infantry Training Part VI: The Anti-Tank Platoon 1943

The UK War Office produced and issued a series of short training manuals used by both the British and Canadian armies. Collectively, these manuals established the doctrine, or tactical procedures, for both armies throughout the war. This 1943 manual concerns the operation of the anti-tank platoon.