It was the Mediterranean theatre which saw the blooding of the US Army against the German Wehrmacht, in North Africa in winter 1943/44. After this rough education the US forces pressed on to Sicily, the South of France and the Italian mainland. Here, faced by difficult terrain , they and their British Commonwealth allies fought a long campaign until VE-Day. This second of a series of three MAA titles covers the uniforms worn on these fronts, including US Army cold weather, airborne and tankers' gear; some particularly interesting and important units, including mountain, Japanese-American and African-American troops; and a variety of crew-served weapons. Men-at-Arms 342, 347 and 350 are also available as a single volume special edition as 'The US Army in World War II'.
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Table of Contents
Introduction · Divisional organisation - mountain & airborne divisions, Ranger battalions · Uniforms - M1943, mountain, airborne; coats & boots; WAC; General officers; NCO insignia; decorations · Military police · Rangers · 1st Special Service Force · Black troops · Radios · Heavy weapons ·Soft-skin' vehicles · Divisional battle honours · Bibliography