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1908-1919:

Field Service Regulations, Part I, Operations

1909 (Reprinted with Amendments, 1914), United Kingdom

This issue of the Field Service Regulations sets out the doctrine and concepts for the British Army as it started the Great War. It includes details on the fighting troops and their characteristics, intercommunication and orders, movements by land and sea, quarters, protection, information, the battle, siege operations, night operations, warfare against an uncivilised enemy, convoys and ammunition supply.

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1920-1938:

Field Service Regulations, Volume II, Operations

1920 (Provisional), United Kingdom

This provisional copy of the Field Service Regulations is the first formaliation of the doctrine of the British Army at the start of inter-war peacetime. It includes the principles of war, military policy and plans, fighting troops and their characteristics, movements by land and sea, quarters, operation orders and reports in the field, information, protection, battle, the attack, the defence, position warfare, combined naval and military operations, warfare against an uncivilised enemy and ammunition supply.

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Field Service Regulations, Volume II, Operations – General

1935, United Kingdom

The British Army‘s full manual on how to manage and run general operations. It includes details on the fighting troops and their characteristics, command and control, moving troops, information and reconnaissance, protection on operations, doctrine in attack and defence, during night operations, ‘position warfare’ and other special types of conflict such as the desert and mountain warfare.

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Field Service Regulations, Volume III, Operations – Higher Formations

1935, United Kingdom

The British Army was planning for large-scale conventional warfare at this point in the 1930s and Volume II did not cover the movement and management of higher formations, such as Divisions, Corps and Armies. This Volume therefore covers how to manage these organisations.

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1939-1975:

Field Service Regulations, Volume I, Organization and Administration

1930 (Reprinted with Amendments (Nos. 1-11), 1939) with pasted Amendment No. 12, 1941, United Kingdom

This volume of the Field Service Regulations is for organisation and administration of the British Army, rather than the operations in warfare. It includes organisation of the forces in the field, command, the staff, the general staff branch, the adjutant-general’s branch, the quarter-master-general’s branch, the branch of the master-general of the ordnance, miscellaneous appointments to headquarters, distribution of the fighting troops, system of providing and maintaining personnel in the field, system of providing and maintaining material in the field, organisation of the services, organisation, distribution and command of the air force contingent with a field army, supply to the troops and replenishment, evacuation, quarters, ammunition supply, office work in the field, regulations for the utilization of the local resources of a country, civilians with an army, and finance and accounts.

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