NORTH Jonathan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of World War II. An expert guide to the uniforms of Britain, America, Germany, USSR and Japan, together with other Axis and Allied forces
Englisch, 256 Seiten, über 600 Abbildungen, Karten, Tabellen, Glossar, Register, gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, Großformat
World War II was a huge conflict, fought on different fronts, covering diverse terrain and involving the fighting men of dozens of nations. At the outbreak of war in 1945 military uniforms had changed little from those worn by the soldiers of World War I, but as the conflict progressed changes were made to adapt to fighting and living conditions. This book covers in detail what the soldiers who fought in the war wore, from British infantrymen in Normandy to Japanese troops in Burma, and from Finnish ski divisions to female Chinese partisans. Lavishly illustrated, with intricate insignia detail, this book offers a definitive visual study of a pivotal period of history.
Jonathan North is a military historian and editor specializing in Napoleonic warfare, eastern European history and the Great War. He has written, translated, contributed to and edited many publications on aspects of military history and the impact of warfare on society.
Consultant Jeremy Black MBE is the most active representative of British academic history in his field. His body of over 150 published works adds up to the most sustained presentation of British history in recent decades.