Men At Arms The US Army 1941-1945 Osprey Books

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Great Book by Osprey Publishing. 48 pages
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. 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. Contemporary wartime photographs and examples of surviving equipment, plus eight full page colour plates by Chris Collingwood, prepared from official contemporary sources, superbly illustrate this informative and readable text which covers such items as officers' jackets, web-gear, gaiters, identification tags, insignia, canteens, headgear and more. All the illustrations and photographs are accompanied by explanatory text, making this an unmissable read for anyone interested in the subject.