Soldiers Pocket Book 2017
The Soldiers Pocket Book by John H Harris & Rupert Godesen has updated the 11th edition. The concept remains the same, namely, an aide mémoire for regular and reserve soldiers covering the basics of kit, weapons, webbing packing, Bergan packing, first aid, vehicles and duties.
The book is clearly arranged into 16 logical chapters breaking the knowledge contained into well laid out and digestible sections. There is much that is not covered in the book and obviously it is not an alternative to phase 1 training but it certainly would be of benefit to someone at the end of phase 1 or to reservist. Perhaps its strongest effect may be in helping reduce skill fade over time.
Duty, loyalty, and discipline. These are all very unfashionable terms in today's society. As the authors point out. If you have ever been in the services you are, by definition, rather unfashionable in today's civil focused world but have a deep understanding of duty, loyalty and discipline whether you like it or not.
Throughout the book's updating new colour images covering the latest weapons and vehicles in service such as jackal2 and Husky with a simple note on each each of them. There are also tips on the purchase of the type of shiny object which will make a soldier's life easier such as collapsible rubber drinking mugs.
The chapter on map reading is a great summary of everything anyone could ever need to navigate with a map in all climates and conditions. The explanations are in simple, clear terms and the result is an easily understood explanation of a subject which so many find hard to understand.
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Cover Type: Plastic Book Jacket
ISBN No. ISBN 978-1-874528-55-5