The French Army 1939-45 (1) by Ian SumnerThe French Army 1939-45 (1) by Ian Sumner

The French Army 1939-45 (1)

byIan Sumner, Francois Vauvillier

Paperback | April 15, 1998

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The French Army of 1939 was considered by contemporaries to be the strongest army in the world at that time. In fact, as the events of the next ten months soon revealed, the Army was riddled with fatal weaknesses. In this book, the first of two volumes examining the French Army of World War II (1939-1945), Ian Sumner and François Vauvillier examine the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the army of 1939-40 and Vichy France. It includes orders of battle and formation charts as well as many illustration and colour uniform artworks.
Ian Sumner was born in 1953 in Eccles, near Manchester, UK. He originally trained as a librarian in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but now devotes himself to full-time writing. He has written numerous titles for Osprey, and also several books on the history of the East Riding of Yorkshire, where he now lives with his wife. Francois Vauvillier is ...
Title:The French Army 1939-45 (1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.66 × 7.22 × 0.09 inPublished:April 15, 1998Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1855326663

ISBN - 13:9781855326668

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Table of Contents

The Army of 1939-40 and Vichy France · The Organisation of the Army in 1939-40 · Uniforms and Equipment 1939-40 · The Army of the Armistice 1940-42 · The Plates