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 Imperial Japanese Navy's Special Landing Force units enjoyed a reputation out of proportion to their small size. Often wrongly termed “Imperial Marines”, they were in fact sailors led by Naval officers, and traced their origins directly to landing parties from warships. Their true combat debut was at Shanghai in 1932; thereafter the SNLF expanded and fought in the assaults that followed Pearl Habor in 1941, and were dispersed as island garrisons during the Pacific campaigns. This book describes their uniforms and equipment in unprecedented detail, including color photos of original items from private collections.

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

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Published 01 Jun 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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