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The Chinese People's Liberation Army since 1949: Ground Forces
     

The Chinese People's Liberation Army since 1949: Ground Forces

by Benjamin Lai, Adam Hook (Illustrator)
 

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The history of military forces, artifacts, personalities and techniques of warfare

The Chinese People's Liberation Army since 1949: Ground Forces

This book is a detailed briefing on the history, organization, and uniforms of one of the largest and most important armies in the world, the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Known for its 1940s guerrilla origins

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The history of military forces, artifacts, personalities and techniques of warfare

The Chinese People's Liberation Army since 1949: Ground Forces

This book is a detailed briefing on the history, organization, and uniforms of one of the largest and most important armies in the world, the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Known for its 1940s guerrilla origins and the costly mass attacks of the Korean War, the PLA was both awe-inspiring and mystifying to the West. However, the reforms that have taken place in the past 30 years have entirely transformed the organization, doctrine, and capabilities of the PLA. Dressed in a computer-generated camouflage outfit and, equipped with the latest tactical vest rig, body armor, and assault weapons, the PLA soldier has now taken his place alongside the most modern troops in the world. Illustrated with rare photos and detailed artwork, this book follows the PLA ground forces from Korea, through clashes with the USSR and three Vietnamese wars, to today's participation in multinational missions -and from the "Máo cap" and canvas shoes to the special-forces beret and sleeve patches.

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“Photos, extended captions, color plates and informative illustrations season this engaging effort. The uniform and insignia details will certainly delight heraldry enthusiasts. And charts, bibliography and index complete contents.” —David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (January 2013)

“Any military library strong in either Chinese history or world military forces will find this a fine addition.” —The Midwest Book Review (February 2013)

“[The book] makes for a very interesting look into the PLA today and is a book that I found to offer insights that I had not considered. It is a book I enjoyed reading and am sure you will as well.” —Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (March 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780960562
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Series:
Elite Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,295,407
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.20(d)

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From the Publisher
"Photos, extended captions, color plates and informative illustrations season this engaging effort.  The uniform and insignia details will certainly delight heraldry enthusiasts.  And charts, bibliography and index complete contents."
—David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (January 2013)

Meet the Author


Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

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