US World War II Amphibious Tactics

US World War II Amphibious Tactics

Mediterranean & European Theaters

Elite 144
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Short code: ELI 144
  • Publication Date: 6 Sep 2006
  • Number of Pages: 64
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The US armed forces pioneered amphibious warfare in the Pacific and by the time of the D-day landings they had perfected the special equipment and tactics necessary for this extraordinarily difficult and risky form of warfare. This fact-packed study details the doctrine, equipment and tactics that evolved between the North African landings of November 1942 and those in the South of France in August 1944, and illustrates many aspects of the physical realities of assault landings through the use of photos, diagrams and color plates.

Biographical Note

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Centre for 12 years and is now a full-time author, living in Texas.Peter Dennis was born in 1950 and, having been inspired by contemporary magazines such as 'Look and Learn', studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. He has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on hstorical subjects. Based in Nottinghamshire, he is a keen wargamer and modelmaker.

Contents

Introduction Prewar development of amphibious doctrine - US Army vs US Navy Evolution of doctrine and techniques: operations in North Africa - Sicily - Anzio - Normandy Evolution of training Organization of amphibious and landing forces Command and control of operations Amphibious warfare ships & landing craft

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