The Art of Prowling
‘It is extraordinary how reluctant the British soldier is to show cunning. We try to play the game of war as if it had rules for fair play like cricket and football.’
‘If you want to make your spell of duty pass quickly, concentrate on prowling properly.’
‘By Jove, look! There is a suspicious-looking man creeping under those bushes. It will be heaven help that rough chap if he makes a break!’
The Art of Prowling is one of a series of training booklets written by Colonel G. A. Wade for the newly-recruited Home Guard. This reproduction by the Royal Armouries shows how trainees during the Second World War learned to sneak up on the enemy without being seen.
Read it yourself and be awarded the Good Prowler’s Badge!
Colonel G. A. Wade was a British soldier and author who wrote a series of training manuals for the British Home Guard in the expectation of a German invasion. The series was originally published by Gale & Polden.
Part of the Home Guard Training Series. Buy 3, pay for 2 across the series. Enter code HOMEGUARD at checkout.
ISBN: 978 0 94809 292 3
Dimensions: 180x122 mm
No. of pages: 40
Binding style: Hardback
Details of illustrations: 17 b/w illustrations
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