Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces

Uniforms and equipment 1932–45

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Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces

Uniforms and equipment 1932–45

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The spearhead of Japan's assault landing operations both in China pre-Pearl Harbor, and in US and British territory post-Pearl Harbor, was provided by the Special Naval Landing Forces - 12 numbered battalion-size Imperial Japanese Navy units. They garrisoned a number of the islands which the US Marines then had to re-claim in some of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific War of World War II (1939-1945). These included the infamous battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the elite force which has never before been examined in such detail in English, covering weapons and equipment as well as uniform and insignia.

Table of Contents

Origins of SNLF - World War II Headgear including caps and helmuts · Uniforms · Footwear · Insignia of rank and specialty · Leather equipment · Cloth & canvas equipment · Weapons · Naval paratroop equipment · Miscellaneous equipment

Product details

Published Jun 27 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846031007
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 432
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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