The US Army in World War II (2): The Mediterranean

The US Army in World War II (2): The Mediterranean

by Mark Henry, Mike Chappell
     
 

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It was the Mediterranean theatre which saw the blooding of the US Army against the German Wehrmacht, in North Africa in the winter of 1943-44 of World War II (1939-1945). After this rough education the US forces pressed on to Sicily, the South of France and the Italian mainland. Here, faced by difficult terrain , they and their British Commonwealth allies fought a

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It was the Mediterranean theatre which saw the blooding of the US Army against the German Wehrmacht, in North Africa in the winter of 1943-44 of World War II (1939-1945). After this rough education the US forces pressed on to Sicily, the South of France and the Italian mainland. Here, faced by difficult terrain , they and their British Commonwealth allies fought a long campaign until VE-Day. This second of a series of three MAA titles covers the uniforms worn on these fronts, including US Army cold weather, airborne and tankers' gear; some particularly interesting and important units, including mountain, Japanese-American and African-American troops; and a variety of crew-served weapons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841760858
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


MARK R HENRY is a lifelong student of military history and an experienced re-enactor of many periods. He served in the US Army as a signals officer in 1981-90, in Germany, Texas and Korea. He holds a BA degree in history and is currently working for his Master's. He has previously written Men-at-Arms 327, 'US Marine Corps in World War I'.

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