U.S. Marine Corps Unit Insignia in Vietnam 1961-1975: A by E Richard Wilson

By E Richard Wilson

This ebook is a close learn of the us Marine Corps unit insignia within the Republic of Vietnam from the Marine Advisors within the early Sixties to the Marine defense Forces evacuation of the Embassy in 1975. a whole order of conflict of all U.S. Marine Air and floor Forces that served in kingdom in the course of the Vietnam battle is incorporated, as well as usa Allied and overseas forces serving below the III Marine Amphibious strength, culminating in over 350 complete colour person unit insignia right down to at the least battalion and squadron degrees. With its complete descriptions and pricing advisor for even the main hugely wanted and very infrequent unofficial in-country (theater) made patches, this photographic reference is a must-have for the army insignia collector and historian.

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Civil War Uniforms: A Photo Guide : Confederate Forces by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

A lot of those photos have survived to supply historians and fans with exact information on uniforms and guns. hundreds and hundreds of real replications are offered right here with insightful captions mentioning info that the common observer may perhaps leave out. occasionally the faces themselves inform the tales, occasionally the clues lie within the quantity or placement of buttons or in insignia upon a breastplate. A chronology of significant battles and turning issues offers point of view, whereas an outline of the aim of every corps and squadron presents a special perspective at the members. Uniforms and guns are defined and illustrated intimately lending much more aspiring to the images all through.

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Prussian Line Infantry 1792-1815 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 152) by Peter Hofschröer

By Peter Hofschröer

Firstly of this era, the battalions of the Prussian Line frequently fought in a linear formation 3 ranks deep, overwhelming the enemy with hearth earlier than a well-timed bayonet assault. by way of the tip, the popular formation was once 8 to twelve ranks deep. The accountability for undertaking the fire-fight used to be now given to the skirmish components and the artillery. The shaped battalions supplied help for the hearth line, and performed the decisive bayonet cost. regardless of the switch, the spirit and talent of the infantry remained constantly excessive all through this bloody period.

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The German Army 1939-45 by Nigel Thomas, Stephen Andrew

By Nigel Thomas, Stephen Andrew

Hitler first thought of an invasion of serious Britain in autumn 1940, then scheduled Operation Barbarossa, the conquest of the eu a part of the Soviet Union, for may possibly 1941. fearful to emulate Hitler's successes, the Italian dictator Mussolini embarked upon pointless army adventures in North Africa and the Balkans, which compelled Hitler's intervention, diverting and depleting worthy German assets, and a six-week postponement of Barbarossa. during this moment of 4 volumes [Men-at-Arms 311, 316, 326 & 330] at the German military of the second one global battle, Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of the forces enthusiastic about North Africa and the Balkans.

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The Royal Marines 1956-84 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 156) by Will Fowler

By Will Fowler

As a "Special Forces" association the Royal Marines and their helping Commando-trained fingers are detailed. whereas different distinct forces hint their origins to global battle I, the Royal Marines date again to 1664. given that then, they've got visible motion the world over, from their memorable function within the trap of Gibraltar in 1704 to their an important involvement in global Wars I and II. This publication examines the Royal Marines' provider and coaching from the Suez trouble of 1956, via to their involvement in Northern eire and the Falklands within the Nineteen Eighties. quite a few illustrations, together with pictures and colour plates, aspect the uniforms and kit of the Marines.

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American Civil War Armies (1): Confederate Troops by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

While the Southern states seceded to shape their very own executive in 1861, one among their first strikes was once to organise a military. The South's struggling with males served from the time in their enlistment till the tip of the warfare, receiving negative rations, or even worse garments – and this even though one of many first steps taken via the recent military used to be to layout a uniform and identify criteria for accoutrements and guns. during this first of 5 volumes interpreting American Civil battle armies, Philip Katcher profiles the uniforms issued by way of the nationwide accomplice executive to its artillery, cavalry and infantry troops.

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American Indians of the Pacific Northwest (Men-at-Arms, by Elizabeth Aderkas

By Elizabeth Aderkas

The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, either at the Coast and the inland Plateau, have been the final to come across white investors and settlers. whilst touch occured within the past due 18th century the explorers and investors discovered special cultures. The really contemporary adoption of the pony had opened the Plateau tribes to impacts from the peoples of the Plains; however the tribes of the Coast awarded a sharply various photo, related to inflexible type hierarchies, an financial system in keeping with fishing and looking marine animals, and common intertribal struggle which concerned slave raiding and head looking. This attention-grabbing textual content describes the methods of existence, in peace and battle, of the coastal and inland peoples of this zone.

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Wearing the cloak : dressing the soldier in Roman times by Marie-Louise Nosch, Henriette Koefoed

By Marie-Louise Nosch, Henriette Koefoed

Donning the Cloak includes 9 stimulating chapters on Roman army textiles and kit that take cloth examine to a brand new point. listen the sounds of the Roman squaddies' clacking belts and get a view on their buy orders with Egyptian weavers. might armour be equipped of linen? Who had entry to what sorts of prestigious apparatus? And what clothing and guns have been deposited in bathrooms on the fringe of the Roman Empire? The authors draw upon a number of assets comparable to unique textual and scriptural facts, historic artworks and iconography and archaeological documents and reveals. The chapters hide - as did the Roman military - a wide geographical span: Egypt, the Levant, the Etruscan heartland and northern Europe. prestige, status and entry are considered within the mild of economic and social capacities and aid shed new gentle at the fabric realities of a soldier's lifestyles within the Roman global

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