Technical Manual 30-480. War Department, Washington, May 14, 1941. 273 pp., 86 figures including photo-ills., diagrams, a plan + a folding map. Original soft card covers ; 23 x 15cm. Covers gently creased with some browning to covers & edges but pages are generally very clean ; small 351st Infantry stamp to front cover ; tiny closed tear (no loss) to margin of p.1 (not affecting text) o/w a nice, bright copy and V.G. This is a SCARCE, restricted, technical manual issued by the American War Department in 1941, informing troops about the Japanese military. Chapters cover Recruitment and mobilisation ; Organisation ; Uniforms, insignia and personal equipment ; Armament and equipment ; Ammunition ; Supply and evacuation ; Training, efficiency, discipline and morale ; Tactics of the Japanese Army ; Conventional signs and abbreviations ; Military terms and characters. An Appendix provides Supplemental Data and there is an Index. Complete with 86 figures including photographs, diagrams, and a plan, there are also tables and a folding map. This is a historically fascinating item and is SCARCE.