World War Ii Battlefield Communications by Gordon L. RottmanWorld War Ii Battlefield Communications by Gordon L. Rottman

World War Ii Battlefield Communications

byGordon L. RottmanIllustratorPeter Dennis

Paperback | June 22, 2010

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Osprey's examination of technological advances in communications during World War II (1939-1945). Perhaps the biggest difference in the fighting between the two World Wars lay in the invention of the man-portable radio that allowed for a greater degree of tactical coordination than ever before. Gordon L. Rottman provides an informative study of the use of small radios, field telephones, signal flares and ground-to-air signaling that revolutionized the battlefield.
Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Fo...
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Title:World War Ii Battlefield CommunicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.87 × 7.3 × 0.2 inPublished:June 22, 2010Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846038472

ISBN - 13:9781846038471

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Table of Contents

The state of the art in 1939 / The basic means: messengers, manpack radios, vehicle radios, field telephones, signal pistols and flares, colored smoke, air/ground signals / Capabilities and limitations / Basic procedures / Countermeasures: interception and jamming / National specifics of equipment and procedures: US, UK, Soviet, German, Japanese and wartime developments

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"... an informative study of how radio communications revolutionized the battlefield through the use of manportable radios, field telephones, signal flares and ground-to-air signaling. Included in this book are over 50 photographs and 8 full-color plates detailing US, British, Soviet, German and Japanese equipment." -www.mataka.org (November 2010)