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7th Jun '18 12:24:16 AM AmuckCricetine
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'' has a guide to what a good soldier should be, written by an officer who's never been to the front. The men who can read - or know someone who can read it to them - find it ''hilarious''.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'' ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'': ''[[Recap/SharpeS2E2SharpesEnemy Sharpe's Enemy]]'' has a guide to what a good soldier should be, written by an officer who's never been to the front. The men who can read - or know someone who can read it to them - find it ''hilarious''.
27th May '18 7:49:57 AM mage3070
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* The ''Dicta Boelcke'' by Oswald Boelcke is a list of fundamental aerial maneuvers of aerial combat that still has baring in aerial combat today.

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* The ''Dicta Boelcke'' by Oswald Boelcke is a list of fundamental aerial maneuvers of aerial combat that still has baring bearing in aerial combat today.
12th May '18 12:42:33 PM Jake
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*** Despite most emphatically ''not'' being a soldier and having little use for what passes for military men in Ankh-Morpork these days, Sam Vimes is rather a fan of the works of Tacticus, who is one of a very few individuals who could match Vimes himself for diamond-hard pragmatic cynicism.
5th Mar '18 11:28:41 AM darkemyst
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Agatha brains [[spoiler:Zola]] with one of these, entitled ''Using Found Objects as Weapons''. The sound effect when she beans them is [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110103 "TOME!"]]
6th Feb '18 11:13:28 PM HeroGal2347
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* The ''Junior Woodchuck Guidebook'' used by DonaldDuck's nephews. Later exported to animation via WesternAnimation/DuckTales. Probably (in the planning stages, at least) a take on the Boy Scout Handbook.

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* The ''Junior Woodchuck Guidebook'' used by DonaldDuck's nephews. Later exported to animation via WesternAnimation/DuckTales.''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987''. Probably (in the planning stages, at least) a take on the Boy Scout Handbook.
26th Jan '18 5:46:57 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''ForgottenRealms'' has ''The [[LadyOfWar Steel Princess]]' Field Guide to Tactics of the [[PraetorianGuard Purple Dragon]]'' by Her Royal Highness Princess Alusair Nacacia [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Obarskyr]] of Cormyr. Yeah, she published it with her nickname right in the title.

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* ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' has ''The [[LadyOfWar Steel Princess]]' Field Guide to Tactics of the [[PraetorianGuard Purple Dragon]]'' by Her Royal Highness Princess Alusair Nacacia [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Obarskyr]] of Cormyr. Yeah, she published it with her nickname right in the title.
23rd Dec '17 11:19:03 AM nombretomado
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* ''Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics for the Exercise and Manoeuvres of Troops When Acting as Light Infantry or Riflemen'' (1855) by William J. Hardee (a.k.a ''Hardee's Tactics''), the most widely used infantry drill manual of TheAmericanCivilWar ... by both sides.
* ''Guerrilla Days in Ireland'' by Tom Barry is part memoir of the [[TheIrishRevolution Irish War for Independence]] and part instruction manual on how to run a guerrilla campaign.

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* ''Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics for the Exercise and Manoeuvres of Troops When Acting as Light Infantry or Riflemen'' (1855) by William J. Hardee (a.k.a ''Hardee's Tactics''), the most widely used infantry drill manual of TheAmericanCivilWar ...UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar ... by both sides.
* ''Guerrilla Days in Ireland'' by Tom Barry is part memoir of the [[TheIrishRevolution [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution Irish War for Independence]] and part instruction manual on how to run a guerrilla campaign.
28th Nov '17 5:36:16 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_land_warfare ''The Law of Land Warfare'' (aka The Geneva Convention)]] explicitly states TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar. Unlike most other Big Books of War, it tells you only what ''not'' to do if you wish to conduct war like a civilized country and expect other countries to do the same. It's also binding, and is what gives tribunals like the Nuremburg Trials the justification for trying people for war crimes, among other things.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_land_warfare ''The Law of Land Warfare'' (aka The Geneva Convention)]] explicitly states TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar.UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar. Unlike most other Big Books of War, it tells you only what ''not'' to do if you wish to conduct war like a civilized country and expect other countries to do the same. It's also binding, and is what gives tribunals like the Nuremburg Trials the justification for trying people for war crimes, among other things.
16th Oct '17 8:47:51 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe has ''[[http://uesp.net/wiki/Lore:The_Art_of_War_Magic The Art of War Magic]]'', a homage to Sun Tzu's ''Art of War''. it consists of a series of proverbs by Imperial Battlemage Zurin Arctus dealing with applications of magic and military strategy, with commentaries on the proverbs supplied by other mages.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe series has ''[[http://uesp.net/wiki/Lore:The_Art_of_War_Magic The Art of War Magic]]'', a homage to Sun Tzu's ''Art of War''. it War'' that is even written in the same style. It consists of a series of proverbs by former [[CourtMage Imperial Battlemage Battlemage]] Zurin Arctus (who served [[GodEmperor Emperor]] [[TheConqueror Tiber]] [[FounderOfTheKingdom Septim]]) dealing with applications of [[MilitaryMage magic and military strategy, strategy]], with commentaries on the proverbs supplied by other mages.
3rd Oct '17 2:13:19 PM StarTropes
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* ''NCIS'' has, while it's clearly not in written form (which in itself is even referenced several times), Gibbs' rules. Several (but not all) have been named and numbered, most of which have been brought up multiple times.

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* ''NCIS'' ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has, while it's clearly not in written form (which in itself is even referenced several times), Gibbs' rules. Several (but not all) have been named and numbered, most of which have been brought up multiple times.
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