British Army Cap Badges of the Second World War

British Army Cap Badges of the Second World War

by Peter Doyle, Chris Foster
     
 

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In their companion volume to British Army Cap Badges of the First World War, authors Peter Doyle and Chris Foster present an overview of the main cap badges worn by the British Army during the Second World War, which continued the rich and varied tradition of British regimental insignia. This book describes and illustrates, for the first time in high quality full

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In their companion volume to British Army Cap Badges of the First World War, authors Peter Doyle and Chris Foster present an overview of the main cap badges worn by the British Army during the Second World War, which continued the rich and varied tradition of British regimental insignia. This book describes and illustrates, for the first time in high quality full colour, the main types of cap badge worn. With many amalgamations, war-raised units and special forces, British military insignia from the period have a surprising range that differs substantially from that worn by the soldiers of the previous generation.

As in the first book, this volume contains contemporary illustrations of the soldiers themselves wearing the badges. Employing the skills of an established writer (and collector) and artist, it provides a unique reference guide for anyone interested in the British Army of the period.

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“Flipping through the full-color book, I felt as if I was going through the display cases of a virtual museum. This book would definitely cater to memorabilia collectors and I probably would pull this book from the shelves from time to time to help me identify the units of British servicemen in period photographs.” —C. Peter Chen, WW2DB

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782001027
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/20/2012
Series:
Shire Collections , #8
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
888,724
File size:
21 MB
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Meet the Author

Peter Doyle is a scientist, military historian, and author. He has written many books on military subjects, including ten for Shire. Chris Foster is an established artist, and originator of the innovative Great War website Craven's Part in the Great War (www.cpgw.org.uk). Together they have written the book British Army Cap Badges of the First World War (Shire Collections, 2010)

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