1911 Military Book TACTICAL RIDES TOURS For Regiments Battalions GERMANY
The title continues: By v. Moser, Oberst und Abteilungschef im Grossen Generalstabe (Colonel And Head of Department in the General Staff) - Translated by the General Staff, War Office . With Three Maps. The v. Moser refers to Otto von Moser a German officer and military author.
A Seven Day Tactical Tour, Wolfenbuttel - Lichtenberg - Hildesheim. Part of the introduction explains the purpose: The practice of working out schemes on the ground affords one of the most useful means for the tactical instruction of officers. The Field Service Regulations (German)...divide such schemes into three classes: Tactical Rides, Tactical Tours, and General Staff tours and cavalry tactical tours...............
The three maps are folded in a special compartment at the back of the book: The large one is a ordnance survey type showing the overall area concerned and measures 800mm x 670mm (31.5 x 26.25inches). The two smaller ones both measure 380mm x 335mm (15x13.25inches approx). One is entitled V. Moser: Tactical Rides - General Sketch Map to Illustrate the General and Special Ideas for the 1st July and shows a map of Germany etc. The other map is entitled V. Moser: Tactical Rides - Sketch Map Showing the Disposition of 502th Infantry Division in billets on the Evening of 1st July.
There are two tables, each on a double page, showing: The Order of Battle - Disposition of Billets etc - Units - Where Quartered with HQ's Underlined - Remarks.
The front of the book, and two of the pages are stamped with a blue oval stamp Regiment S.R.O. Genietroepen.
Published - London: By His Majesty's Stationary Office. 1911.
Info. Regiment S.R.O. Genietroepen was, or is, a Dutch Regiment, and may have been made up of engineers, miners and sappers I believe. SRO possibly stands for School Reserve Officieren.
It measures 240 x 155 mm (9.5 x6.25inches apprx). It is in good condition with some yellowing and handling marks to front (see scan). There is a handwritten 129 in ink in top corner of the cover, with some very faint pencil writing which could be easily rubbed out if need be. As far as I can tell all the pages are present, numbering 54 plus two lists of other War Office publications, standing orders etc. Please see pictures for condition. Any watermarks on the listing images do not appear on the actual book/maps. c.keenlyside.
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