Espionage

The-WWII-SOE-Training-Manual-Rigden

The premier training manual of the Special Operatiosn Executive (SOE). While somewhat dated, much of the core material is still addressed in a similar manner today.

Sten-Gun-Mk2

This was submachine gun (SMG) was the standard operational weapon of many of the SOE field operatives. A basic design it was relatively inexpensive to produce and easy to use (although not particularly accurate).

How-to-Shoot-the-US-Army-Rifle-1943

A standard text on how United States Army soldiers were taught marksmanship in the early 1940’s.

Grease-Gun-M3-M3A1-FM-23-41

This was the standard short barrel automatic weapon of choice for US personnel. Compact SMG’s were favoured as they were relatively light and easily concealed.

Special-Series-No-14-German-Infantry-Weapons-May-25-1943

A reference on small arms used by the opposing forces. All SOE operatives were familiar and fully conversant with enemy weapons. Improvisation was key and one often lacked the luxury (or time) to choose.

Combato

Self-Defense-Brown

One of the better close-quarter combat (CQC) instructional methodologies of the period (WWII).

Defend-Yourself-Grover

Another close-quarter combat instructional regimen typical of the period.

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