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Osprey Special Editions (Military) : The US Army in World War II

When World War II broke out in September 1939 the US Army - starved of resources since 1919 - numbered just 174,000 men. By VJ-Day, 2 September 1945, a total of 8.3 million had served in an army which had risen to a stable strength of 91 divisions, and which had fought in Europe, Africa and Asia. This book explores the vital role of the US Army in the ground war against Japan, describes the blooding of the forces against the German Wehrmacht in North Africa in the winter 1943-44 and explains how the troops then pressed on to Sicily, the South of France and the Italian mainland. It also documents the North West Europe campaign of June 1944-May 1945 in which the US Army was finally able to show its full potential for fluent mechanised warfare - though at a high cost in lives. In addition to the detailed illustrations and descriptions of the uniforms worn in each of these fronts, the book also covers the insignia of the different divisions, the artillery and tanks used, the engineers, the replacement system and particularly interesting and important units, such as mountain, Japanese-American and African-American troops. This book combines Men-at-Arms 342 : 'The US Army in World War II (I) The Pacific', Men-at-Arms 347 : 'The US Army in World War II (2) The Mediterranean' and Men-at-Arms 350 : 'The US Army in World War II (3) North-West Europe'. Text by Mark R. Henry with illustrations by Mike Chappell.

    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Divisional Organisation
    CBI
    Central and South-West Pacific
    Mountain & Airborne divisions
    Ranger Battalions
    Armoured Divisions and Corps Units
  • Uniforms
    Summer Dress
    USA
    Tropical Combat Uniforms
    Camouflage Uniforms
    Dress Browns
    ETO Jacket
    Combat Woollens
    Tankers' Items
    Combat Vests
    Headgear
    Branch Colours
    Shoulder Patches
    M1943
    Mountain
    Airborne
    Coats & Boots
    WAC
    General Officers
    NCO Insignia
    Decorations
    Tropical Equipment
  • Military Police
  • Rangers
  • 1st Special Service Force
  • Black Troops
  • Radios
  • Heavy Weapons
  • 'Soft-Skin' Vehicles
  • Artillery & Tank Destroyer Equipment & Tactics
  • Recoilless Rifles, Anti-Tank Guns
  • Tanks & Tank Destroyers
  • Divisional Battle Honours
  • Bibliography
  • Colour Plate Commentary
  • Index


The books in this series are;
Special Editions (Military) : The US Army in World War II
Men-at-Arms 342 : The US Army in World War II (1) : The Pacific
Men-at-Arms 347 : The US Army in World War II (2) : The Mediterranean
Men-at-Arms 350 : The US Army in World War II (3) : North-west Europe

 

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