It was the Mediterranean theatre which saw the blooding of the US Army against the German Wehrmacht, in North Africa in the winter of 1943-44 of World War II (1939-1945). After this rough education the US forces pressed on to Sicily, the South of France and the Italian mainland. Here, faced by difficult terrain, they and their British Commonwealth allies fought a long campaign until VE-Day. This second of a series of three MAA titles covers the uniforms worn on these fronts, including US Army cold weather, airborne and tankers' gear; some particularly interesting and important units, including mountain, Japanese-American and African-American troops; and a variety of crew-served weapons.
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(250mm x 185mm x 6mm)
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Author Biography - Mark R. Henry
MARK R HENRY is a lifelong student of military history and an experienced re-enactor of many periods. He served in the US Army as a signals officer in 1981-90, in Germany, Texas and Korea. He holds a BA degree in history and is currently working for his Master's. He has previously written Men-at-Arms 327, 'US Marine Corps in World War I'.