World War II US Army Combat Equipments

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472814265
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre: History

A soldier's "web gearÂ?? 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.

Uniforms of World War II

Author: Peter Darman
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785833680
Release Date: 2016-01-25
Genre: History

This book is an illustrated collection of 260 of the most interesting and distinctive uniforms worn by troops on land, sea, and in the air, in World War I. The many different varieties of badges and rank insignia of each national army are also shown and described in detail. Grouped together by country, each entry is illustrated with a large, full color artwork which shows the uniform to maximum effect. Each artwork is accompanied by a description of what the figure is wearing and why, and the typical weapons and any other equipment he would have carried. Each entry has a specifications box which gives the date, unit, rank, theater, and exact location of the uniform illustrated. Many of the artworks are based on famous individuals who fought in the war, and any interesting and 'personal' adaptations to the uniforms are shown. Both the artworks and the text have been carefully researched, making this book a unique and fascinating collection of the military clothing worn by the armies, navies, and air forces of the world between 1939 and 1945.

Warriors

Author: Martin Windrow
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472812995
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: History

From ancient times to the present day, the world's finest warriors have been marked out by a stunning variety of dress, tactics and equipment. This splendid collection of artwork and commentaries illustrates famous combatants from all the ages of military history, bringing them to life in incredible colour and detail. From the gleaming plate armour of the medieval knight to the sleek camouflage gear of modern special ops forces, from the distinctive attire of the Japanese samurai to the ballistic armour and modern electronics of Russia's elite Spetsnaz, this is an unmissable tour of history's most impressive fighting men.

Military Uniforms Visual Encyclopedia

Author: Chris McNab
Publisher: Amber
ISBN: 1907446990
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

"A highly illustrated guide to military uniforms from the end of the eighteenth century to today, including uniforms from the Seven Years' War, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, Tietnam, Afghanistan. Featuring uniforms from famous units suchs as the Waffen-SS, 101st Airborne, The British Royal Navy, French Foreign Legion, US Marine Corps, and the Luftwaffe. Hundreds of artworks with each uniform shown in detail. Each uniform is accomanied by a detailed caption and specification box listing the country, date, unit, rank, theater, location, and conflict in which the uniform was worn" -- p. [4] of cover.

German Uniforms of the Third Reich 1933 1945

Author: Brian Leigh Davis
Publisher: Arms & Armour
ISBN: 1854094203
Release Date: 1997
Genre: History

During the Third Reich, almost every German wore a uniform, whether military or civil. Nearly 250 of the most important ones appear here, modeled by their most typical wearers. The paintings -- based on contemporary photographs for accuracy-depict all the primary styles ptive sections explain each uniform's place in the hierarchy, the battle roles of the wearer, and a fascinating range of detail.

Allied Aircraft of World War II

Author: Christopher Chant
Publisher: Amber
ISBN: 1782742077
Release Date: 2014
Genre: History

"The material in this volume has previously appeared in: The essential aircraft identification guide: Allied fighters 1939-45 and The essential aircraft identification guide: Allied bombers 1939-45"--Title page verso.

The Anti Tank Rifle

Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472817242
Release Date: 2018-01-25
Genre: History

The emergence of the tank in World War I led to the development of the first infantry weapons to defend against tanks. Anti-tank rifles became commonplace in the inter-war years and in the early campaigns of World War II in Poland and the Battle of France, which saw renewed use in the form of the British .55in Boys anti-tank rifle - also used by the US Marine Corps in the Pacific. The French campaign made it clear that the day of the anti-tank rifle was ending due to the increasing thickness of tank armour. Nevertheless, anti-tank rifles continued to be used by the Soviets on the Eastern Front with two rifles, the 14.5mm PTRS and PTRD, and were still in widespread use in 1945. They served again with Korean and Chinese forces in the Korean War, and some have even appeared in Ukraine in 2014–15. Fully illustrated and drawing upon a range of sources, this is the absorbing story of the anti-tank rifle, the infantryman's anti-armour weapon during the world wars.

Uniforms of the Third Reich

Author: Arthur Hayes
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764303589
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

This new book takes a close look at a variety of authentic World War II era German uniforms including examples from the Army, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Allgemeine-SS, Hitler Youth and Political Leaders. The pieces are shown in large full frame front and rear shots, and in painstaking detail to show tailors tags, buttons, insignia detail etc. and allow the reader to see what the genuine article looks like. Various accoutrements worn with the uniforms are also included to aid the collector.