Companion to the British Army 1939—45

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-12-01
  • Publisher: The History Press
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To encapsulate the British Army in one book is no easy task, but here, George Forty presents it as it was during the Second World War. When was was declared in 1939, the British Army was very much the 'cinderella' of the three armed services, with a total strength of around 865,000 men. However, just four years later when the Allies invaded North- West Europe, the British Army had grown into a powerful, well-organised and well-equipped fighting force of 3 million men and women. George Forty here presents a comprehensive overview of the British Army during this important time. It has full details of mobilsation and training, higher organisation and arms of the service; divisional organisations and non-divisional units; HQ and Staff; the combat arms and the services; the individual soldier, his weapons and equipment; tactics; vehicle markings and camouflage; the Auxiliary Territorial Service and other Women's Corps.

Author Biography

George Forty is the author of many books, including Germany at War in Color, Leakey’s Luck, Japanese Army Handbook, and US Army Handbook. He served in the British Army for 32 years with the Royal Tank Regiment.

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