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British Infantryman Haynes Operation Manual

$12.00 USD $33.00
This book, by Simon Forty, doesn't cover the progress of the Second World War, but looks in detail at the weapons, uniform, accoutrements, equipment and tactics of the Second World War British infantryman, following the themes of the Haynes Great War British Tommy and German Infantryman Manuals. Hardback

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By Simon Forty

Hardback

British soldiers, with their old-fashioned helmets, spring-powered PIAT anti-tank guns and veneration of heroic defeats, may have lost the propaganda war, but their record speaks for itself: they may have started badly in France in 1940 and the Far East in 1941, but they were victorious in the North African desert, in Europe and in India and Burma where the 'Forgotten Army' first held the Japanese and then inflicted at Imphal and Kohima the greatest loss to the Japanese on land.

They held back the might of the Panzers in Normandy in 1944, chased the Germans back into Holland and came within a whisker at Arnhem of circumventing the Siegfried Line, and won battle after battle against a fanatical defence on their way to final victory.

This book doesn't cover the progress of the Second World War, but looks in detail at the weapons, uniform, accoutrements, equipment and tactics of the Second World War British infantryman, following the themes of the Haynes Great War British Tommy and German Infantryman Manuals.

This book is Hardback

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C.d.H.
Haynes Operation Manual British Infantryman

A great book with very useful details about kit and weapons.

M
M.J.
Hayes manual British infantry

A great book for reference and a good price always a pleasure to deal with the tank museum

E
E.G.
Kit muster

Very useful for close ups of kit, & weapons details.

P
P.F.
British infantry solders

Very very good read excellent & article about the infantry men

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S.S.
Hayens manual of british infantry

Very pleased with book and price not so pleased with royal mail that took ten days to deliver it

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British Infantryman Haynes Operation Manual

$12.00 USD $33.00

By Simon Forty

Hardback

British soldiers, with their old-fashioned helmets, spring-powered PIAT anti-tank guns and veneration of heroic defeats, may have lost the propaganda war, but their record speaks for itself: they may have started badly in France in 1940 and the Far East in 1941, but they were victorious in the North African desert, in Europe and in India and Burma where the 'Forgotten Army' first held the Japanese and then inflicted at Imphal and Kohima the greatest loss to the Japanese on land.

They held back the might of the Panzers in Normandy in 1944, chased the Germans back into Holland and came within a whisker at Arnhem of circumventing the Siegfried Line, and won battle after battle against a fanatical defence on their way to final victory.

This book doesn't cover the progress of the Second World War, but looks in detail at the weapons, uniform, accoutrements, equipment and tactics of the Second World War British infantryman, following the themes of the Haynes Great War British Tommy and German Infantryman Manuals.

This book is Hardback

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