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World War II Infantry Tactics (1): Vol. 1 : Squad to Company - Stephen Bull

World War II Infantry Tactics (1): Vol. 1

Squad to Company


Published: 1st June 2004
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Osprey's study of infantry tactics of the squads and platoons of World War II (1939-1945). Despite all technological advances, final mastery of any battlefield depends upon the tight-knit group of footsoldiers trained to manoeuvre, shoot and dig in. This first of a two-part study examines the methods by which the Western infantry of World War II - the German, British and US armies - actually brought their firepower to bear. Drawing upon period training manuals for the evolving theory, and on personal memoirs for the individual practice, this first book covers the organization and tactics of the squad of ten or a dozen men, and the platoon of three or four squads. The text is illustrated with contemporary photographs and diagrams, and with colour plates bringing to life the movement of soldiers on the battlefield.

The infantryman's job as it was understood in 1939 - the theory; Organisation and weapons of the infantry squad, platoon and company; Digging in; Tactics in attack and defence - use of light machine guns, sub-machine guns, rifles and grenades; Command and control - HQ groups, radios, etc.; Casualties and their effects

ISBN: 9781841766621
ISBN-10: 1841766623
Series: Elite, 105 : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.05  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.21