Sample documents

Soldier's handbook

C_SANDELL_24.jpg
Front of a soldier's handbook owned by VX73689 Charlie Douglas which travelled through New Guinea. This compact gift from the Australian Comforts Fund was given to Australian soldiers and had information from languages, first-aid, communications to facts about Australia and a timeline. Publish date April 1943, 9th edition. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_24

C_SANDELL_25.jpg
Rear of a soldier's handbook. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_25

C_SANDELL_26.jpg
Front piece. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_26

C_SANDELL_27.jpg
Page 2-3. Contents and owner's particulars. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_27

C_SANDELL_28.jpg
Page 4-5. Foreword and credits. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_28

C_SANDELL_29.jpg
Page 6-7. The laws and customs of war. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_29

C_SANDELL_30.jpg
Page 8-9. The laws and customs of war. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_30

C_SANDELL_31.jpg
Page 10-11. The laws and customs of war. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_31

C_SANDELL_32.jpg
Page 12-13. The laws and customs of war. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_32

C_SANDELL_33.jpg
Page 14-15. The laws and customs of war. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_33

C_SANDELL_34.jpg
Page 16-17. Insignia of rank of Navy. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_34

C_SANDELL_35.jpg
Page 18-19. Things a soldier should know. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_35

C_SANDELL_36.jpg
Page 20-21. Things a soldier should know. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_36

C_SANDELL_37.jpg
Page 22-23. Things a soldier should know. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_37

C_SANDELL_38.jpg
Page 24-25. Repatriation and pensions and the Australian flag. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_38

C_SANDELL_39.jpg
Page 26-27. Bugle calls and their meanings. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_39

C_SANDELL_40.jpg
Page 28-29. Semaphore alphabet. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_40

C_SANDELL_41.jpg
Page 30-31. Semaphore signalling and morse signalling. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_41

C_SANDELL_42.jpg
Page 32-33. Morse alphabet. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_42

C_SANDELL_43.jpg
Page 34-35. Miscellaneous signals, national security regulations and income tax. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_43

C_SANDELL_44.jpg
Page 36-37. Standard times of the world and U.S.A. exchange table. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_44

C_SANDELL_45.jpg
Page 38-39. Insignia of rank of U.S.A. forces. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_45

C_SANDELL_46.jpg
Page 40-41. Decorations awarded to Australians in the Great War (1914-1918) and Arabic language. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_46

C_SANDELL_47.jpg
Page 42-43. Arabic language. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_47

C_SANDELL_48.jpg
Page 44-45. Arabic language. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_48

C_SANDELL_49.jpg
Page 46-47. Bell time on shipboard and Japanese army badges. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_49

C_SANDELL_50.jpg
Page 48-49. Japanese army badges. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_50

C_SANDELL_51.jpg
Page 50-51. Japanese language. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_51

C_SANDELL_52.jpg
Page 52-53. Japanese language. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_52

C_SANDELL_53.jpg
Page 54-55. Japanese language. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_53

C_SANDELL_54.jpg
Page 56-57. Japanese language. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_54

C_SANDELL_55.jpg
Page 58-59. Types of gas used in warfare and first aid treatment for gas injuries. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_55

C_SANDELL_56.jpg
Page 60-61. Insignia of rank of Army. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_56

C_SANDELL_57.jpg
Page 62-63. Types of gas used in warfare and first aid treatment for gas injuries. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_57

C_SANDELL_58.jpg
Page 64-65. Types of gas used in warfare and first aid treatment for gas injuries. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_58

C_SANDELL_59.jpg
Page 66-67. First aid outfit and medicine and first aid. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_59

C_SANDELL_60.jpg
Page 68-69. First aid. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_60

C_SANDELL_61.jpg
Page 70-71. First aid. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_61

C_SANDELL_62.jpg
Page 72-73. First aid. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_62

C_SANDELL_63.jpg
Page 74-75. First aid. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_63

C_SANDELL_64.jpg
Page 76-77. First aid. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_64

C_SANDELL_65.jpg
Page 78-79. First aid. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_65

C_SANDELL_66.jpg
Page 80-81. Insignia of rank of Royal Air Force. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_66

C_SANDELL_67.jpg
Page 82-83. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_67

C_SANDELL_68.jpg
Page 84-85. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_68

C_SANDELL_69.jpg
Page 86-87. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_69

C_SANDELL_70.jpg
Page 88-89. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_70

C_SANDELL_71.jpg
Page 90-91. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_71

C_SANDELL_72.jpg
Page 92-93. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_72

C_SANDELL_73.jpg
Page 94-95. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_73

C_SANDELL_74.jpg
Page 96-97. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_74

C_SANDELL_75.jpg
Page 98-99. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_75

C_SANDELL_76.jpg
Page 100-101. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_76

C_SANDELL_77.jpg
Page 102-103. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_77

C_SANDELL_78.jpg
Page 104-105. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_78

C_SANDELL_79.jpg
Page 106-107. Talking points on Australia. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_79

C_SANDELL_80.jpg
Page 108-109. Australian historical events. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_80

C_SANDELL_81.jpg
Page 110-111. Australian historical events. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_81

C_SANDELL_82.jpg
Page 112-113. Australian maps. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_82

C_SANDELL_83.jpg
Page 114-115. Australian historical events. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_83

C_SANDELL_84.jpg
Page 116-117. Army daily rates of pay and allowances. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_84

C_SANDELL_85.jpg
Page 118-119. Air force (other ranks) daily rates of pay and allowances. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_85

C_SANDELL_86.jpg
Page 120-121. Air force (officers), Army nurses and R.A.A.F. nursing service daily rates of pay and allowances. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_86

C_SANDELL_87.jpg
Page 122-123. W.A.A.A.F. (officers), W.A.A.A.F. (airwomen) and Navy daily rates of pay and allowances. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_87

C_SANDELL_88.jpg
Page 124-125. Navy (warrant officers and officers promoted therefrom) daily rates of pay and allowances, approximate method of finding the true north by a watch and directions for making a will. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_88

C_SANDELL_89.jpg
Page 126-127. Form of will and 1943 calendar. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_89

C_SANDELL_90.jpg
Page 128-129. 1944 calendar. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_90