Second World War Infantry Tactics: The European Theatre

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The ‘poor bloody infantry’ do the dirty front-line work of war. It bears the brunt of the fighting and often suffers disproportionately in combat in comparison with the other armed forces. Yet the history of infantry tactics is too rarely studied and often misunderstood. Stephen Bull, in this in-depth account, concentrates on the fighting methods of the infantry of the Second World War. He focuses on the infantry theory and the combat experience of the British, German, American and Soviet armies. His close ...
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Overview

The ‘poor bloody infantry’ do the dirty front-line work of war. It bears the brunt of the fighting and often suffers disproportionately in combat in comparison with the other armed forces. Yet the history of infantry tactics is too rarely studied and often misunderstood. Stephen Bull, in this in-depth account, concentrates on the fighting methods of the infantry of the Second World War. He focuses on the infantry theory and the combat experience of the British, German, American and Soviet armies. His close analysis of the rules of engagement, the tactical manuals, the training and equipment is balanced by vivid descriptions of the tactics as they were tested in action. These operational examples show how infantry tactics on all sides developed as the war progressed, and they give a telling insight into the realities of infantry warfare. This accessible and wide-ranging survey is a fascinating introduction to the fighting methods of the opposing ground forces as they confronted each other on the European battlefields of 70 years ago.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848840706
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 8/19/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,206,027
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 The Human Resource 1

2 The Germans 23

3 The British 54

4 The Americans 87

5 Fighting in Built-up Areas 119

6 Anti-tank Tactics 148

7 Schnelltruppen and Tank Co-operation 177

Conclusion 196

Appendix 1 US Rifle Platoon, From the Manual Rifle Battalion, 1940 201

Appendix 2 US Rifle Company, From the Manual Rifle Battalion, 1940 202

Appendix 3 Scale of Ammunition Distribution in German Rifle Companies, From Handbook of the Germany Army, 1940 203

Appendix 4 British Issue of Battalian Weapons, Vehicles and Ammunition, From Provisional War Equipment Table for an Infantry Battalion, 1941 204

Appendix 5 British Combat Section, From the Manual: Light Machine Gun, 1942 206

Appendix 6 German Infantry Platoon, From The Regimental Officer's Handbook of the Germany Army, 1943 207

Appendix 7 US Armoured Rifle Platoon, Establishment of September 1943 208

Appendix 8 Organisation of a British Infantry Platoon, From the Manual Infantry Training, March 1944 209

Appendix 9 German Infantry Small-unit Organisations of Late 1944, From Handbook on German Military Forces, March 1945 210

Appendix 10 US Infantry Company, From Tables of Organisation and Equipment, 1944 212

Appendix 11 Specialist US Small-unit Infantry Organisations 1944, From FM-31-50 Attack on a Fortified Position and Combat in Towns, and J Balkowski's Beyond the Beachhead 213

Appendix 12 Establishment of a Volksgrenadier Infantry Company, From Handbook on German Military Forces, March 1945 215

Appendix 13 German Infantry in Action (Minor Tactics), 1941 216

Bibliography 243

Index 250

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