9781472814241

World War II Us Army Combat Equipments

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  • ISBN13:

    9781472814241

  • ISBN10:

    147281424X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/16/2016
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing

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Summary

Discover what equipment a GI carried with him during World War II: what he had strapped around his body, what it contained, and what those items were used for.

In this highly illustrated book, Special Forces veteran Gordon Rottman offers a truly comprehensive treatment of U.S. World War II gear, covering not only basic belts, pouches, and packs, but also mess gear, first-aid gear, tools, bivouac/camping gear--essentially everything that a GI has to keep him alive and operational on the battlefield. Illustrated with wartime photos, new photos of kit from private collections, and color images showing both laid-out kit and half figures of soldiers wearing the gear, this is set to become the primary equipment information resource for anyone interested in the kit and webbing used by U.S. forces from D-Day to Berlin.

Author Biography

Gordon L. Rottman entered the U.S. Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces, and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the Fifth Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol, and intelligence assignments until retiring after twenty-six years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for twelve years and is now a freelance writer living in Texas.

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