June 3, 2011

Military police seize old training manuals from book shop

Some of the books date back to 1937, rendering http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ them obsolete.

The Beyond Q Bookshop and cafe lost about $700 worth of its second hand book stock last week when someone employed by the Australian Defence Force alerted Military Police to the existence of what Defence calls ”pams” military doctrine training pamphlets.

But the police returned the next day to hand over a receipt of what was confiscated and to return a journal about the American Civil War called Shenandoah, which they conceded wasn’t classified at all.

The Military Police also confessed that the person who had reported the books wanted to photocopy one or two for himself once they came into the possession of Defence.

Beyond Q owner Simon Maddox said the MPs told him they wouldn’t let the man photocopy the books, but they had to take them from the shop as they had to act on the report.

”It seems someone in the military was too cheap to pay for the book he wanted and so he got the Military Police to come and confiscate them in the hope that he could photocopy it,” Mr Maddox said.

”But they wouldn’t let him. I think that’s what they call karma.

”The MPs themselves were actually quite polite and decent but this whole thing is a joke.

”You can buy these books over the internet and some you can even go and read at the War Memorial.

”I can’t see how a 1937 manual on small arms training could be in any way a threat to national security. Or are we cheap jerseys still using.303s on the front line?”.