Original Handbook on Japanese Military Forces United States War Department Technical Manual 15 September 1944 TM-E 30-480-This large paperback is the US War departments restricted technical manual. Limited Edition; 1st Printing. This softcover book is in very good condition. There is a fold on one the upper corner of the cover, but the binding is tight and intact. This book is very clean and unmarked, and is heavily illustrated. This original U. S. War Department Guide TM-E 30-480 was of course issued as classified "restricted" when it was published in March of 1944. This intelligence book covers everything they knew about Japanese ordinance, gas masks, to ration distribution, to land mind maps, uniforms, patches, sign symbols, etc. Over 1000 pages, with illustrations in both black and white, as well as color. Desirable collectible and a solid reference book.