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Description - Infantry Tactics of the Second World War by Stephen Bull

Despite all technological advances, final mastery of any battlefield ultimately depends upon the tight-knit group of soldiers trained to manoeuvre, shoot and dig in. This book provides a crucial study of infantry tactics for all the major armies of World War II. From a crack American company attack to the desperation of a Japanese anti-tank team, "World War II Infantry Tactics" places you in the shoes of the soldiers as they fought for victory and survival. Initially examining infantry tactics at squad and platoon level, the authors go on to examine these tactics on a larger scale, applying them to company and battalion level. This is followed with a complete guide to the anti-tank tactics used during World War II.Drawing upon personal memoirs to illustrate individual practice, period training manuals to explain the evolving theories and illustrated with contemporary photographs, diagrams, and colour illustrations of tactical manoeuvres, this book offers a complete overview of the movement of soldiers on the battlefield. This book contains previously published material from "Elite 105: World War II Infantry Tactics"; "Squad & Platoon Elite 122: World War II Infantry Tactics"; and "Company & Battalion and Elite 124: World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846032820
ISBN-10: 1846032822
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 190mm x 27mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Bull

Dr Stephen Bull is the Curator of the Museum of Lancashire in Preston. Born in 1960, he graduated from the University of Wales with a BA (Hons) in history, and obtained his doctorate from University College, Swansea. For several years he worked at the National Army Museum, on a fortifications project and later in the Weapons Department. He has written many articles and books, including a number on weapons and tactics.

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 forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.

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