World War II Street-Fighting Tactics

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Description

In a continuation of the tactics mini-series, this book analyzes the physical tactics of the close-quarter fighting that took place in ruined cities during World War II. Street-to-street fighting in cities was not a new development, but the bombed-out shells of cities and advances in weaponry meant that World War II took such strategies to a new level of savagery and violence. Packed with eye-witness accounts, tutorials from original training manuals, maps, and full-colour artwork, this is an eye-opening insight into the tactics and experiences of infantry fighting their way through ruined cities in the face of heavy casualty rates and vicious resistance.

Product details

Published Dec 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782008460
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 60 b/w; 8 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 168
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Peter Dennis

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