The British Reconnaissance Corps in World War II

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The British Reconnaissance Corps in World War II

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This book recounts the combat service, and explains the organization, of the 'Recce' Corps, whose units provided the mobile spearhead of the British infantry divisions from the Far East to Europe. Trained to probe ahead and locate the enemy, and to screen the flanks and rearguard when under attack, the Recce troopers fought both from their light armoured vehicles and on foot. The text is illustrated with rare photos from private collections and colour illustrations of uniforms, insignia and the armoured cars of a corps whose contribution to victory was largely forgotten after disbandment at the close of World War II.

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Formationation of the Corps - Training and equipment - Into action - The Mediterranean - NW Europe - Jungle Recce - Late war changes - The Regiments - Plates commentaries

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Published 07 Mar 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846031229
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 46 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 152
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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