This should have been an interesting book for graphic designers and anyone who wants to design print without having to worry about being trendy. The military require straightforward instruction books, forms, logos and explanatory typography printed on a variety of surfaces to be instantly understandable. The book though, from a Japanese publisher, is rich mixture of printed material that appears to have no rhyme or reason as the pages are turned. Each spread has a different theme explained in short Japanese text with most of the examples shown from the US military but there are items from Japan, Germany, Russia and Vietnam. For example, pages twenty-six and seven have nine illustrations about digging fox-holes (from 1944) twenty-eight and nine: two cutaways of part of a jet engine; thirty and thirty-one: six illustrations about escaping from a ditched plane; thirty-two and three: two blow-ups of the graphics on a bandage pack; thirty-four and five: a NASA Project Gemini spaceship control panel.