The British Army 1939-45 (1): North-west Europe by Martin BrayleyThe British Army 1939-45 (1): North-west Europe by Martin Brayley

The British Army 1939-45 (1): North-west Europe

byMartin BrayleyIllustratorMike Chappell

Paperback | May 25, 2001

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The Second World War was Britain's last as a world power. For a year it saw Britain standing alone against the fascist dictatorships; winning it cost the sacrifice of the entire national wealth. This first book of three describes the uniforms developed for European service. It traces the appearance of the 'Tommy' from pre-war mobilization, through the years of defeat and endurance, to D-Day and the long fighting advance to Northern Germany. The book also includes a campaign summary, infantry organization tables, lists of arms and services and basic specifications of a number of heavy weapons.
Martin Brayley has recently retired from the armed forces after 24 years as a much-travelled military photographer, and is now pursuing a career as a freelance photographer and writer. A long-time collector and researcher of militaria, his published books - with co-author Richard Ingram - include World War II British Women's Uniforms (...
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Title:The British Army 1939-45 (1): North-west EuropeFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 25, 2001Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841760528

ISBN - 13:9781841760520

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The British Army between the Wars · New weapons, new uniforms and equipment: the 1937 reforms. · Mobilisation & the Phoney War · Organisation of formations and units · Norway and France 1940 · Development of uniforms 1940-44 · Special-to-role uniforms - airborne, armoured troops, etc. · The Second Front - development of uniforms 1944-45