• Designed to be the standard reference on Allied soldiers in World War II • Covers troops from the United States, Great Britain, Russia, and more • Original photos from museums and private collections as well as specially taken color photos of uniforms and equipment This companion volume to Fighting Men of World War II: Axis Forces (978-0-8117-0277-5) offers a comprehensive, full-color look at the clothing (such as boots, pants, helmet, tunic, greatcoat, camouflage, and badges), equipment, weapons, and rations of Allied soldiers in World War II. Also included are popular items, such as lighters, that were carried by many troops but were not standard issue. The accompanying text describes the items and compares them to those of other armies. The result is a complete picture of the daily life and conditions of the fighting men of all Allied countries. It is an essential reference work for all military historians, collectors, and general readers.
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About the Author
David Miller is a former officer in the British armed forces who served in the Falklands, Germany, the Netherlands, Malaysia, and Singapore. He has also worked for Jane's Information Group, where he edited Jane's Major Warships 1997. He lives in England.
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Fighting Men of World War II: Vol.2, Allied Forces - Uniforms, Equipment & Weapons based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This 2008 book is a treasure trove of information on the uniforms, equipment and personal weapons of the Allied Forces in World War 2. The book contains full chapters on American, British, and French forces, as well as smaller sections on British Commonwealth troops such as the Canadians, Australians, and Indians. There are also sections on the Belgians, Dutch, and Poles.Each chapter contains either historical (mostly black and white) photographs of the itrems being discussed, or contemporary color pictures of examples of the items in modern museums. the fullest chapters are on the American and British forces.The price of $50 is fairly steep, but the coverage is unequaled. No one book on this subject will provide all the information a student of World War 2 needs, but if one can only buy one book, this is the book to buy!