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

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. Used book in Good Condition.

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.

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, anti-tank weapons, the engineers, tanks, from the assault troops on the D-Day beaches to bemedalled veterans celebrating VE-Day; other subjects covered include artillery, the replacement system; and the insignia of the divisions committed to this front.

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

After this rough education the US forces pressed on to Sicily, the South of France and the Italian mainland. 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.

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.


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. 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, and packs, tools, pouches, covering not only basic belts, but also mess gear, first-aid gear, 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.

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

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, 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.

At the time of the second world war, the United States Army took an unusual approach, for the period, towards the design of its uniforms. Osprey.

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

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.

Used book in Good Condition. Osprey. 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.

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

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. Hitler first considered an invasion of great britain in autumn 1940, the conquest of the European part of the Soviet Union, then scheduled Operation Barbarossa, for May 1941.

Osprey. Anxious to emulate hitler's successes, diverting and depleting precious German resources, which forced Hitler's intervention, the Italian dictator Mussolini embarked upon unnecessary military adventures in North Africa and the Balkans, and a six-week postponement of Barbarossa. Used book in Good Condition.

Osprey military men-at-arms series: the german Army 1939-45 2 North Africa & Balkans #316. Reference Book.

The German Army 1939-45 1: Blitzkrieg Men-at-Arms

It eventually expanded to 9, and on 8-9 may 1945, it still numbered 7, 800, the date of its unconditional surrender on the Western and Eastern Fronts, 000, 500, 000. Reference Book. Osprey. 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.

The blitzkrieg period, as it defeated every country, was 10 months of almost total triumph for the Wehrmacht, except Great Britain, from 1 September 1939 to 25 June 1940, that took the field against it. On 1 september 1939, when germany attacked Poland, 180, the Wehrmacht numbered 3, 000 men. Osprey military men-at-arms series: the german Army 1939-45 2 North Africa & Balkans #316.

Used book in Good Condition.

Japanese Army 1931-45 Volume 1, 1931-42

This first of two titles covers the organisation, many rare photographs, illustrated with insignia charts, uniforms and character of Japanese ground forces in the Chinese and early Pacific campaigns, equipment, and eight meticulous uniform plates. 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. 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. 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.


US Marine Corps 1941-45 Elite

Used book in Good Condition. Osprey military men-at-arms series: the german Army 1939-45 2 North Africa & Balkans #316. 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. Reference Book. 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.

This title details the organization, weapons and equipment of the US Marines of World War II. 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. Used book in Good Condition.

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

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 book contains numerous illustrations and photographs throughout, incuding eight fine full-page colour plates by Stephen Andrew. Osprey.

Operation barbarossa, the attack on the Soviet Union, commenced on 22 June 1941. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The effects would colour postwar European history for the next 50 years. Osprey military men-at-arms series: the german Army 1939-45 2 North Africa & Balkans #316.

Reference Book. 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.