World War II Battlefield Communications

World War II Battlefield Communications

by Gordon L. Rottman, Peter Dennis
     
 


Osprey's examination of technological advances in communications during World War II (1939-1945). Perhaps the biggest difference in the fighting between the two World Wars lay in the invention of the man-portable radio that allowed for a greater degree of tactical coordination than ever before. Gordon L. Rottman provides an informative study of the use of small…  See more details below

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Osprey's examination of technological advances in communications during World War II (1939-1945). Perhaps the biggest difference in the fighting between the two World Wars lay in the invention of the man-portable radio that allowed for a greater degree of tactical coordination than ever before. Gordon L. Rottman provides an informative study of the use of small radios, field telephones, signal flares and ground-to-air signaling that revolutionized the battlefield.

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“... an informative study of how radio communications revolutionized the battlefield through the use of manportable radios, field telephones, signal flares and ground-to-air signaling. Included in this book are over 50 photographs and 8 full-color plates detailing US, British, Soviet, German and Japanese equipment.” —www.mataka.org (November 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846038471
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Series:
Elite Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,207,079
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


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. The author lives in Cyprus, TX.

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