Brazilian Expeditionary Force In World War Ii by Cesar Campiani MaximianoBrazilian Expeditionary Force In World War Ii by Cesar Campiani Maximiano

Brazilian Expeditionary Force In World War Ii

byCesar Campiani Maximiano, Ricardo Bonalume NetoIllustratorRamiro Bujeiro

Paperback | March 22, 2011

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In the English-speaking world, it is generally unknown that a volunteer Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB) fought alongside the US Army in Italy from mid-1944 until the end of World War II (1939-1945). This was in effect a light infantry division, consisting of three infantry regiments augmented with artillery and light armour. It was supported by a Brazilian Air Force contingent of a light reconnaissance squadron as well as a P-47 Thunderbolt-equipped fighter squadron. Although all weapons, uniform, kit and equipment were either American-supplied or American models, there were distinctive Brazilian adaptations to uniforms and other key pieces of kit. This is a seriously researched volume on a little-studied subject matter complete with a range of previously unpublished photographs and specially commissioned artwork plates.
Ricardo Bonalume and Cesar Campiani Maximiano are two Brazilian-based journalists and historians who have spent several years investigating this subject with the latter completing his PhD dissertation on the Brazilian Expeditionary Force.
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Title:Brazilian Expeditionary Force In World War IiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.45 × 6.96 × 0.15 inPublished:March 22, 2011Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849084831

ISBN - 13:9781849084833

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Table of Contents

Introduction - historical and political background /The pre-war Brazilian Army /Creation and organization of the FEB /Uniforms and equipment of the FEB - Army and Air Force /Combat record of the FEB in Italy /Conclusion - post-war consequences for US relations with Latin America

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"This 48-page paperback book is illustrated throughout with previously unpublished photos and full-color illustrations by Ramiro Bujeiro. The images illuminate and complement the co-authors' scholarly research. This book is a great source of information about a fascinating subject that is otherwise relatively unknown in the English-speaking world." -Toy Soldier & Model Figure (July 2011)