U.S. Army 1941-45 Men at Arms Series, 70

At the time of the second world war, for the period, the United States Army took an unusual approach, towards the design of its uniforms. Here philip katcher provides an extensive examination of the many different types of uniform and equipment which saw service during the conflict. Rather than attempt to find an all-purpose outfit, it attempted to design special-purpose dress for every possible duty, such as the British battledress, from combat in cold climates to dress parades in hot ones.


The US Army in World War II, Volume 3: North-West Europe Men-At-Arms Series, 350

This title describes both combat and service uniforms worn in the eTO, tanks, the engineers, from the assault troops on the D-Day beaches to bemedalled veterans celebrating VE-Day; other subjects covered include artillery, anti-tank weapons, the replacement system; and the insignia of the divisions committed to this front.

It was in the nw europe campaign of june 1944-may 1945 of World War II that the US Army was finally able to show its full potential for fluent mechanised warfare. The gis who struggled ashore through the surf of Omaha and Utah Beaches on 6 June 1944 were members of the best-equipped army ever assembled up to that date.


World War II US Army Combat Equipments Elite

Discover what equipment a gi carried with him during World War II: what he had strapped around his body, what it contained, and what those items were used for. In this highly illustrated book, Special Forces veteran Gordon Rottman offers a truly comprehensive treatment of U. S. Osprey. Illustrated with wartime photos, new photos of kit from private collections, and color images showing both laid-out kit and half figures of soldiers wearing the gear, this is set to become the primary equipment information resource for anyone interested in the kit and webbing used by U.

S. World war ii gear, covering not only basic belts, but also mess gear, first-aid gear, pouches, and packs, tools, bivouac/camping gear--essentially everything that a GI has to keep him alive and operational on the battlefield. Forces from D-Day to Berlin.

The US Army in World War II, Volume 2: The Mediterranean Men-At-Arms Series, 347

It was the mediterranean theatre which saw the blooding of the US Army against the German Wehrmacht, in North Africa in the winter of 1943-44 of World War II 1939-1945. After this rough education the US forces pressed on to Sicily, the South of France and the Italian mainland. This second of a series of three maa titles covers the uniforms worn on these fronts, airborne and tankers' gear; some particularly interesting and important units, including US Army cold weather, including mountain, Japanese-American and African-American troops; and a variety of crew-served weapons.

Osprey. Here, faced by difficult terrain, they and their British Commonwealth allies fought a long campaign until VE-Day.

The US Army of World War II, Volume 1: The Pacific Men-At-Arms Series, 342

When world war ii broke out in september 1939 the us Army – starved of resources since 1919 – numbered just 174, 000 men. Osprey. By vj-day, 2 september 1945, a total of 8. 3 million had served in an army which had risen to a stable strength of 91 divisions. The army's contribution to the war against Japan – 20 divisions and numerous smaller units – has tended to be overshadowed by the exploits of the much smaller Marine Corps.

This first of three titles describes the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the US Army in the CBI and the Central and South-West Pacific from 1941 to 1945. Used book in Good Condition.

The German Army 1939-45 5 : Western Front 1943-45 Men-At-Arms Series, 336

This period of world war ii 1939-1945 also saw a fascinating mixture of obsolescent, newly designed, and field-made combat clothing which gave the German soldier a radically different appearance from his predecessor of just five years before. Used book in Good Condition. Despite the huge pressure of fighting on three fronts, and Allied command of the skies, ever-worsening shortages of manpower and equipment, Germany's decimated divisions fought on with impressive skill and determination.

This book covers the high command, the developments in unit organisation, the campaigns and the uniforms and equipment of the German Army in the last two years of the war in North-West Europe and Italy. Osprey. Used book in Good Condition.

US Marine Corps 1941-45 Elite

Above all, the amphibious nature of the war in the Pacific imposed on the Marine Corps greater tasks than any it had ever before been called upon to perform. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The us marine corps may have only comprised 5 percent of America's armed forces, but it suffered 10 percent of all World War II combat casualties.

Osprey. While the us marine corps was one of the smallest of American armed services in World War II 1939-1945, its contribution to the final victory cannot be overstated. Used book in Good Condition. This title details the organization, weapons and equipment of the US Marines of World War II.

The German Army 1939-45 3: Eastern Front 1941-43 Men-at-Arms v. 3

Operation barbarossa, the attack on the Soviet Union, commenced on 22 June 1941. Osprey. It became the biggest conflict in military history, with some three million German troops and about 900, 000 allies facing almost 4. 7 million Soviet troops. The book contains numerous illustrations and photographs throughout, incuding eight fine full-page colour plates by Stephen Andrew.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The effects would colour postwar European history for the next 50 years. This title examines the history of the conflict, uniforms and insignia of the German Army on the Eastern Front during World War II, and the organisation,  from 1941-43. Used book in Good Condition.


The German Army 1939-45 2 : North Africa & Balkans Men-At-Arms Series, 316

In this second of four volumes men-at-arms 311, 326 & 330 on the german Army of the Second World War, 316, Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of the forces involved in North Africa and the Balkans. Osprey. Used book in Good Condition. Reference Book. Osprey military men-at-arms series: the german Army 1939-45 2 North Africa & Balkans #316.

Used book in Good Condition. Hitler first considered an invasion of great britain in autumn 1940, then scheduled Operation Barbarossa, the conquest of the European part of the Soviet Union, for May 1941. Anxious to emulate hitler's successes, the italian dictator Mussolini embarked upon unnecessary military adventures in North Africa and the Balkans, diverting and depleting precious German resources, which forced Hitler's intervention, and a six-week postponement of Barbarossa.

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Japanese Army 1931-45 Volume 1, 1931-42

This first of two titles covers the organisation, uniforms and character of Japanese ground forces in the Chinese and early Pacific campaigns, equipment, illustrated with insignia charts, many rare photographs, and eight meticulous uniform plates. Osprey military men-at-arms series: the german Army 1939-45 2 North Africa & Balkans #316.

That army was a unique blend of the ancient and the modern and its up-to-date equipment and resourceful tactics served an almost medieval code of unquestioning obedience and ruthless aggression. Used book in Good Condition. Osprey. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. During japan's devastating pacific offensive of the 1941-42 period of World War II, the Allies paid a high price for their failure to take seriously an army which had already been fighting in Manchuria and China for ten years.

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The German Army 1939-45 4: Eastern Front 1943-45 Men-at-Arms v. 4

In this fourth title of their sequence author and artist describe and illustrate the developments in unit organization, uniforms and equipment during 1943–45, including information on European and Eastern volunteer units; text and illustrations are supported by detailed tables. Osprey military men-at-arms series: the german Army 1939-45 2 North Africa & Balkans #316.

. Despite hitler's damaging interference the quality of German field leadership, remained high; but each new Soviet offensive pushed the front line closer to – and finally, and of new weapons, across – the borders of the Reich. Used book in Good Condition. Reference Book. Osprey. Used book in Good Condition.

Despite occasional local successes gained in the face of great odds – testimony to the Wehrmacht's extraordinary resilience – from now on Germany was on the defensive. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In early 1943, the annihilation of the 6th army at Stalingrad marked the irreversible turning-point of World War II 1939-1945 in the East.