UN Forces 1948–94

UN Forces 1948–94

Elite 54
  • Author: Robert Pitta
  • Illustrator: Simon McCouaig
  • Short code: ELI 54
  • Publication Date: 12 Sep 1994
  • ISBN: 9781855324541
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

This volume details the various UN peace keeping operations around the globe from 1948-94, which have seen UN forces deployed in almost every corner of the world - Africa (Namibia and Somalia), South America (El Salvador), the Middle East (Cyprus, Sinai, Golan Heights, Lebanon and Kuwait), the Far East (Cambodia and Korea) and Europe (Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia). In addition two major wars have been fought under the banner of the United Nations - The Korean War and the Gulf War. A huge number of nations have contributed troops to these various efforts, with the result that the UN forces are extremely varied and colourful. The vast variety uniforms and insignia are illustrated in twelve full page colour plates.

Biographical Note

Robert Pitta has been a writer and editor in the Defence/Aerospace industry for over 16 years. He is a former professional photographer and holds an advanced university degree. He has given lectures to the military and written on the history, development, and use of camouflage clothing and concealment techniques. He lives and works in Maryland, USA. Simon McCouaig is rapidly establishing himself as one of the bright new stars of modern military illustration. He has already illustrated several Men-at-Arms and Elite volumes including the well respected Elite 33: South-East Asian Special Forces.

Contents

Introduction Early Operations The Congo Post Congo Operations The Balkans Cambodia Somalia Peace-Keeping in the 1990's The Plates

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