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World War II US Army Combat Equipments

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
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A soldier's “web gear” is as important to his ability to live and fight on the battlefield as are his clothing and weapons. In World War II the US Army issued equipment items that had originated in 1910, though modified and augmented in the 1920s and 1930s, and again during the war itself as a result of combat experience. This book describes and illustrates the great majority of the personal equipment provided for infantry riflemen, GIs armed with other weapons and their ammunition-bearers, officers, and medics. In addition to the web gear itself it covers canteens, mess kit, and first aid items; weapons-related and other specialist items; the long struggle to produce a practical backpack; bivouac and shelter gear, and the most commonly carried tools. The text also explains the basics of materials, colors, markings, nomenclature, and weights for the guidance of collectors. It is illustrated with wartime photos and color close-ups, and the wide-ranging color plates specially prepared for this book offer more than 130 images.

U S Army Uniforms of World War II

Author : Shelby L. Stanton
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Illustrates and documents the clothing and individual equipment used by American soldiers during the Second World War

Order of Battle U S Army World War II

Author : Shelby L. Stanton
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Lists the structure and organization for the U.S. Army in World War II, shows insignia, weaponry, and equipment, and provides a combat narrative for each division

Vietnam War US Allied Combat Equipments

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
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Over the eight years of the Vietnam War, US forces used three major types of equipment sets, with numerous modifications for particular circumstances. Different equipments were also used by Special Forces, the South Vietnamese, and other allied ground troops. Vietnam War US & Allied Combat Equipments offers a comprehensive examination of the gear that US and allied soldiers had strapped around their bodies, what they contained, and what those items were used for. Fully illustrated with photographs and artwork detailing how each piece of equipment was used and written by a Special Forces veteran of the conflict, this book will fascinate enthusiasts of military equipment and will be an ideal reference guide for re-enactors, modellers and collectors of Vietnam War memorabilia.

US Army Combat Equipments 1910 88

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
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Whether referred to as web gear, TE-21, TA50, LBE or LCE, the American soldier's individual combat equipment was seldom praised – except by its developers. Nevertheless, it has always been, and will continue to be an essential part of the fighting man's burden. With the aid of plenty of contemporary photographs, diagrams, and eight full page colour plates by Osprey veteran Ron Volstad, Gordon Rottman's text unearths a wealth of information on the changing nature of US combat equipments from 1910-1988.

German Combat Equipments 1939 45

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
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The field equipment of the German Army in World War II was closely related to that used throughout World War I and earlier, yet it was of relatively light weight, ruggedly constructed, well designed, functional, and generally of a high quality, though this deteriorated in the later war years. A high degree of design standardisation was maintained in most categories of equipment, though materials and their colours often varied widely. There were also many different specialisations for the various arms of service as well as theatres of combat, such as the Afrikakorps in the Western Desert. This title investigates all manner of German combat equipments throughout World War II, from belt buckles to magazine pouches.

World War Two Order of Battle U S Army

Author : Shelby L. Stanton
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An illustrated, encyclopedic data reference to all U.S. Army World War II ground combat force units from battalion through division, 1939-1946 Weapons, equipment, vehicles, and combat photographs Thoroughly updated with newly uncovered unit data collected over the twenty years since publication of the original Order of Battle, U.S. Army, World War II Includes: Units Overseas Service Ports of Embarkation Insignia Combat Narratives Organizational Charts Campaigns Stateside Service Post, Camps, & Stations

U S Ghost Army

Author : Nel Yomtov
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"Describes the special unit in World War II known as the U.S. Ghost Army, and how it used fake props and special effects to mislead German forces in several important missions"--

The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II

Author : Chris Bishop
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The encyclopedia of weapns of world war II is the most detailed and authoritative compendium of the weapons of mankind's greatesst conflict ever published. It is a must for the military, enthusiast, and all those interested in World War II.

Out of the Blue

Author : James A. Huston
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Beginning with a case study of the greatest airborne operation of the war, the 1944 invasion of Holland, Huston examines the inception, organization, training, equipment, strategies, Allied cooperation, and overall effectiveness of the airborne in the total war effort. Operations in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, the Pacific, and the Far East are discussed.

The 270th Engineer Combat Battalion in World War II

Author : Steven K. Dixon
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After seven years of research, interviews and hard work, Steve has pieced together a history of the unit, from their training with the 70th Infantry Division at Camp Adair, Oregon, to their movement overseas and arrival in France in January 1945, their journey to the front were they entered combat in early February 1945 in France and continues on through their operations up to the end of the war in Germany in May 1945. He also includes much information on the duties of combat engineers, including the building of bridges, the placement and removal of minefields, the building and maintenance of roads, the detection and deactivation of booby traps, and the demolition of fortifications and anything else that stood in the way of the advancing American forces. Also covered is the equipment they used and the unit table of organization and equipment.

World War II Combat Reconnaissance Tactics

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
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Osprey's study of reconnaisance tactics of World War II (1939-1945). Combat reconnaissance, the practice of sending small groups of soldiers ahead of the main body of forces was employed by all of the major armies in World War II. They would either creep through the landscape or speed through enemy territory in light armored vehicles or jeeps, bristling with machine guns, to report on the position and strength of the enemy. This book examines the often risky tactics and their devastating casualty rates. The equipment employed by combat reconnaissance groups during the war is investigated as are the rapid changes in tactics that resulted from operational failures, and the requirements of differing terrain and operational theaters, which saw reconnaissance forces use a range of transport from horses to boats and light tanks. Taking into account the improving radio technology available to both Axis and Allied reconnaissance forces, Gordon L Rottman provides a crucial insight into an underestimated section of the armed forces, whose work would not only save lives but noticeably affected the outcome of the war.

Weapons Equipment Insignia

Author : Jeff Warner
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Like its predecessors in the series, this book is an epic chronicle of previously unpublished topics, including the uniforms and equipment of the submarine force, PT boat squadrons, mine warfare men, gun crews, signalmen, and more. In addition, never-before addressed subjects including the U.S. Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Public Health Service, Coast and Geodetic Survey and the Samoan Fita-Fita are examined. Clothing, accoutrements, insignia, small arms, knives, life jackets, novelty items and sweetheart jewelry are all covered.

U S Army Infantry Divisions 1943 1945

Author : Yves J. Bellanger
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The author has assembled a quite outstanding amount of data. The information given for each division includes; divisional insignia illustrated, alongside the division's motto(s), full list of units assigned to the division, full list of units temporarily attached to the division, e.g. tank destroyer battalions, including dates of attachment, complete lists of staff and regimental commanders within the division, including dates served, assignment of division to higher formations (e.g. corps) and extremely detailed combat chronology recording the division's activities, amounting to a virtual combat diaryA further section provides a record for each unit attached to an infantry division in the ETO, e.g. every tank destroyer battalion is listed, with each showing the divisions it was assigned to, and the dates of assignment.This is a superb volume to complement the author's first part in the series, which received a high degree of praise from reviewers and public alike.

782 Gear

Author : Harlan Glenn
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This new book is the companion volume to Glenns 2006 United States Marine Corps Uniforms, Insignia, and Personal Items of World War II (see page 57 of this catalog). With numerous rare and never before published war time photographs, 782 Gear is the most in-depth pictorial study of the many patterns, and variations of Marine Corps field gear known then as 782 Gear that U.S. Marines carried in the Pacific War. The author also visited the island battlefields hes written about and conducted field endurance tests with original Marine Corps gear to give the reader a more complete understanding of how each piece of equipment endured the rigors of combat. With this unprecedented level of research, 782 Gear is, along with its companion volume, the World War II Marine Corps collectors guide book and bible.

US Army in WW 2 The Quartermaster Corps Operations in the War Against Japan Hardcover format only

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CMH Pub. 10-14. United States Army in World War 2. Tells the story of Quartermaster supply and service in the war against Japan in the Pacific. Concentrates on the many problems which were inevitable in a distant and strange environment. Reflects the viewpoint of the troops and the commanders in the field.

The U S Army in World War II

Author : Center of Military History United States Army
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Over 2,000 vivid photos, many shot in actual combat, tell the complete story of every major campaign in World War II. Each photo is informatively captioned, and the text is supported by appropriate maps. 2,000 illustrations. (3 volumes, slipcased.)

Combat Ready The Eighth U S Army on the Eve of the Korean War

Author : Thomas E. Hanson
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In the decades since the "forgotten war" in Korea, conventional wisdom has held that the Eighth Army consisted largely of poorly trained, undisciplined troops who fled in terror from the onslaught of the Communist forces. Now, military historian Thomas E. Hanson argues that the generalizations historians and fellow soldiers have used regarding these troops do little justice to the tens of thousands of soldiers who worked to make themselves and their army ready for war. In Hanson's careful study of combat preparedness in the Eighth Army from 1949 to the outbreak of hostilities in 1950, he concedes that the U.S. soldiers sent to Korea suffered gaps in their professional preparation, from missing and broken equipment to unevenly trained leaders at every level of command. But after a year of progressive, focused, and developmental collective training--based largely on the lessons of combat in World War II--these soldiers expected to defeat the Communist enemy. By recognizing the constraints under which the Eighth Army operated, Hanson asserts that scholars and soldiers will be able to discard what Douglas Macarthur called the "pernicious myth" of the Eighth Army's professional, physical, and moral ineffectiveness.

The Soviet Airborne Experience

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China Offensive The U S Army Campaigns of World War II

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