THE INFANTRY SOLDIER'S HANDBOOK: The Classic World War I Training Manual, written in 1917 by Major William H. Waldron
This is a gem of an American military history book! This is the handbook given to the American "Dough Boys" as they reported for duty in the training camps prior to embarkation to Europe. It covers each and every aspect of the American infantryman's duties and responsibilities, including: bugle signals, marksmanship with the Springfield '03 rifle, conditioning exercises, tent pitching, personal hygiene and foot care, etc. If you want to learn about your grandfather's or great-grandfather's experiences in WWI, this is a must book to buy. Softcover, 245 pages, diagrams and photos.