World War II US Army Combat Equipments

World War II US Army Combat Equipments cover

World War II US Army Combat Equipments

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Discover what equipment a GI carried with him during World War II: what he had strapped around his body, what it contained, and what those items were used for.

In this highly illustrated book, Special Forces veteran Gordon Rottman offers a truly comprehensive treatment of U.S. World War II gear, covering not only basic belts, pouches, and packs, but also mess gear, first-aid gear, tools, bivouac/camping gear--essentially everything that a GI has to keep him alive and operational on the battlefield. Illustrated with wartime photos, new photos of kit from private collections, and color images showing both laid-out kit and half figures of soldiers wearing the gear, this is set to become the primary equipment information resource for anyone interested in the kit and webbing used by U.S. forces from D-Day to Berlin.

Table of Contents

Glossary /Introduction: development – nomenclature and designations /Materials and fittings – standardization and issue – British-made US issue items /Equipment categories [NB within each chapter, anything between 5 and 15 separate items will be listed, described and illustrated]: Belts – Ammunition carriers – Canteens and covers – Mess gear – First aid items – Backpacks – Carrying bags – Weapons holsters & cases – Bivouac equipment – Tools & carriers – Instruments (flashlights & compasses) – Miscellaneous equipment /Bibliography

Product details

Published Feb 16 2016
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472814241
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 28 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 210
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

Illustrator

Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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