The British Army 1965–80

The British Army 1965–80

Men-at-Arms 71
  • Author: David E. Smith
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 71
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1977
  • ISBN: 9780850452730
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 50
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About this Product

The uniform of the British Army underwent many changes between 1965 and 1980. This book catalogues these changes and outlines in detail the many regimental distinctions which exist throughout this old and prestigious army. Among the formations examined are the Household Division, the Royal Armoured Corps, the Scottish Division, the Queen's Division, the King's Division, the Prince of Wales's Division, the Light Division and the Brigade of Gurkhas. The text is backed by numerous photographs and eight colour plates vividly depicting the nuances of the army's combat and service dress.

Biographical Note

Major D G Smith is a former member of the Royal Army Ordance Corps and a recognized expert on the British Army in the 20th century. This is his first book for Osprey.Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.


A Standard Items and Terms The Household Division The Royal Armoured Corps The Scottish Division The Queen's Division The King's Division The Prince of Wales's Division The Light Division The Brigade of Gurkhas The Plates

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