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Infantry Tactics of World War II
     

Infantry Tactics of World War II

by Stephen Bull
 
Regardless of technological and doctrinal advances, final mastery of any battlefield ultimately depends upon the tight-knit group of soldiers trained to direct fire, move, take ground and hold it. This book examines the infantry combat methods of World War II. It draws on the training manuals of the time and first-hand accounts of frontline action and covers the

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Regardless of technological and doctrinal advances, final mastery of any battlefield ultimately depends upon the tight-knit group of soldiers trained to direct fire, move, take ground and hold it. This book examines the infantry combat methods of World War II. It draws on the training manuals of the time and first-hand accounts of frontline action and covers the organization and tactics of squad, platoon, company and battalion. It identifies the differences between German, American, British and Japanese approaches and demonstrates how these evolved in the face of changes in the battlefield environment. Motorized infantry tactics are also covered together with each army's responses to the continuously growing challenge and shifting patterns of anti-tank combat and combined operations with armor.

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“A pick for any World War II military library ... a battlefield manual perfect for strategy analysis.” —California Bookwatch (November 2008)

“[Here is] another superlative book; one that I know will be an interesting read for all. Add to it the most reasonable price and you have a book that I can highly recommend to you.” —Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (August 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846032820
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/22/2008
Series:
General Military Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dr Stephen Bull is the Curator of the Museum of Lancashire in Preston. Born in 1960, he graduated from the University of Wales with a BA (Hons) in history, and obtained his doctorate from University College, Swansea. For several years he worked at the National Army Museum, on a fortifications project and later in the Weapons Department. He has written many articles and books, including a number on weapons and tactics.

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.

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