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.
This title describes both combat and service uniforms worn in the eTO, from the assault troops on the D-Day beaches to bemedalled veterans celebrating VE-Day; other subjects covered include artillery, anti-tank weapons, the engineers, tanks, the replacement system; and the insignia of the divisions committed to this front.
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. Here, faced by difficult terrain, they and their British Commonwealth allies fought a long campaign until VE-Day. 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, including US Army cold weather, airborne and tankers' gear; some particularly interesting and important units, including mountain, Japanese-American and African-American troops; and a variety of crew-served weapons.
The US Army of World War II, Volume 1: The Pacific Men-At-Arms Series, 342
Used book in Good Condition. 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. When world war ii broke out in september 1939 the us Army – starved of resources since 1919 – numbered just 174, 000 men.
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. 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.
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. Used book in Good Condition. 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. In this highly illustrated book, Special Forces veteran Gordon Rottman offers a truly comprehensive treatment of U. S. World war ii gear, but also mess gear, covering not only basic belts, tools, first-aid gear, pouches, and packs, bivouac/camping gear--essentially everything that a GI has to keep him alive and operational on the battlefield.
Osprey. Forces from D-Day to Berlin.
The German Army 1939-45 5 : Western Front 1943-45 Men-At-Arms Series, 336
Osprey. Used book in Good Condition. Despite the huge pressure of fighting on three fronts, ever-worsening shortages of manpower and equipment, and Allied command of the skies, 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.
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.
U.S. Army 1941-45 Men at Arms Series, 70
Used book in Good Condition. Rather than attempt to find an all-purpose outfit, such as the British battledress, it attempted to design special-purpose dress for every possible duty, from combat in cold climates to dress parades in hot ones. Here philip katcher provides an extensive examination of the many different types of uniform and equipment which saw service during the conflict.
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. Osprey. Used book in Good Condition.
The German Army 1939-45 1: Blitzkrieg Men-at-Arms
In this first of five volumes examining the german army of World War II 1939-1945, Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of Hitler's Blitzkrieg forces, including an overview of the Blitzkrieg campaign itself. On 1 september 1939, when germany attacked Poland, 180, the Wehrmacht numbered 3, 000 men.
The blitzkrieg period, was 10 months of almost total triumph for the Wehrmacht, from 1 September 1939 to 25 June 1940, as it defeated every country, except Great Britain, that took the field against it. It eventually expanded to 9, it still numbered 7, 000, the date of its unconditional surrender on the Western and Eastern Fronts, 800, 500, and on 8-9 May 1945, 000.
Used book in Good Condition. Osprey. Used book in Good Condition.
The German Army 1939-45 3: Eastern Front 1941-43 Men-at-Arms v. 3
Used book in Good Condition. The effects would colour postwar European history for the next 50 years. 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. Used book in Good Condition. Osprey. The book contains numerous illustrations and photographs throughout, incuding eight fine full-page colour plates by Stephen Andrew.
Operation barbarossa, the attack on the Soviet Union, commenced on 22 June 1941. 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.
The German Army 1939-45 2 : North Africa & Balkans Men-At-Arms Series, 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. Osprey military men-at-arms series: the german Army 1939-45 2 North Africa & Balkans #316. Osprey. Used book in Good Condition.
Reference Book. In this second of four volumes men-at-arms 311, 316, 326 & 330 on the German Army of the Second World War, Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of the forces involved in North Africa and the Balkans. Anxious to emulate hitler's successes, which forced hitler's intervention, diverting and depleting precious German resources, the Italian dictator Mussolini embarked upon unnecessary military adventures in North Africa and the Balkans, and a six-week postponement of Barbarossa.
German Combat Equipment 1939-45 Men at Arms Series, 234
Osprey military men at arms series #234 german Combat Equipments 1939-45 by Gordon Rottman & Ron Volstad. This title investigates all manner of German combat equipments throughout World War II, from belt buckles to magazine pouches. Osprey military men-at-arms series: the german Army 1939-45 2 North Africa & Balkans #316.
Book has slight wear. 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, and generally of a high quality, functional, well designed, ruggedly constructed, though this deteriorated in the later war years.
Osprey. Used book in Good Condition. 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. Used book in Good Condition. A high degree of design standardisation was maintained in most categories of equipment, though materials and their colours often varied widely.
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The German Army 1939-45 4: Eastern Front 1943-45 Men-at-Arms v. 4
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. Osprey. Book has slight wear. 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.
Osprey military men at arms series #234 german Combat Equipments 1939-45 by Gordon Rottman & Ron Volstad. Osprey military men-at-arms series: the german Army 1939-45 2 North Africa & Balkans #316. 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.
Used book in Good Condition. Reference Book. 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. Reference Book. Used book in Good Condition.