World War II Infantry Tactics

World War II Infantry Tactics

Company and Battalion

Elite 122
  • Author: Stephen Bull
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Short code: ELI 122
  • Publication Date: 5 Feb 2005
  • ISBN: 9781841766638
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

World War II is often seen as a confrontation of technology - tanks and aircraft, artillery and engineering. But at the heart of the battlefield was the struggle between infantrymen, and the technology was there to enable them to capture ground or hold it. This second of two books on the organization and tactics of the German, US and British infantry in Europe focuses on national differences in the development of company and battalion tactics - including those of motorized units - and the confrontation and co-operation between infantry and tanks. Contemporary photos and diagrams and vivid colour plates illustrate what tactical theories actually meant on the ground at human scale.

Biographical Note

Dr Stephen Bull is the Curator of the Museum of Lancashire in Preston, which incorporates the collections of several local regiments. Born in 1960, he graduated from the University of Wales with a BA (Hons) in History in 1981 and obtained his doctorate from University College, Swansea. For several years he worked at the National Army Museum. He has written numerous articles for specialist journals, including a number on the weapons and tactics of World War I. 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 historical subjects. He is a keen wargamer and modelmaker.

Contents

The battalion and its support weapons - what jobs were they supposed to do? Differences in organisation - US, British, German Changes between 1939 and 1945 - new weapons, new scales of issue, new tactics Infantry co-operation with other arms - artillery and tank support - aircraft Command and control

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