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Second World War Infantry Tactics

Author : Stephen Bull
ISBN : 1848840705
Genre : History
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The 'poor bloody infantry' do the dirty front-line work of war. It bears the brunt of the fighting and often suffers disproportionately in combat in comparison with the other armed forces. Yet the history of infantry tactics is too rarely studied and often misunderstood. Stephen Bull, in this in-depth account, concentrates on the fighting methods of the infantry of the Second World War. He focuses on the infantry theory and the combat experience of the British, German, American and Soviet armies. His close analysis of the rules of engagement, the tactical manuals, the training and equipment is balanced by vivid descriptions of the tactics as they were tested in action. These operational examples show how infantry tactics on all sides developed as the war progressed, and they give a telling insight into the realities of infantry warfare. This accessible and wide-ranging survey is a fascinating introduction to the fighting methods of the opposing ground forces as they confronted each other on the European battlefields of 70 years ago.

Infantry Tactics Of The Second World War

Author : Stephen Bull
ISBN : 1846032822
Genre : History
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Regardless of technological and doctrinal advances, final mastery of any battlefield ultimately depends upon the tight-knit group of soldiers trained to direct fire, move, take ground and hold it. This book examines the infantry combat methods of World War II. It draws on the training manuals of the time and first-hand accounts of frontline action and covers the organization and tactics of squad, platoon, company and battalion. It identifies the differences between German, American, British and Japanese approaches and demonstrates how these evolved in the face of changes in the battlefield environment. Motorized infantry tactics are also covered together with each army's responses to the continuously growing challenge and shifting patterns of anti-tank combat and combined operations with armor.

The Combat Soldier

Author : Anthony King
ISBN : 9780199658848
Genre : History
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Combat Soldiers is a work of historical, comparative sociology examining the evolution of infantry tactics in the American, Australian, Canadian, British, French, German, and Italian armies from the First World War to the present in order to address a key question in the social sciences of how social solidarity (cohesion) is generated and sustained

World War Ii Us Armored Infantry Tactics

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
ISBN : 9781780960838
Genre : History
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Little has been published on US armored infantry units and tactics over the years. However, their contribution to the war effort was hugely important. There were a total of 57 armored infantry battalions and two regiments that served throughout the war and in all theaters. Equipped with halftracks, they fought as part of combined arms teams and combat commands alongside tanks, tank destroyers and artillery battalions. Significantly, they were not simply standard infantry battalions provided with halftracks. Their company and platoon organization was very different from the standard infantry unit and these highly mobile, heavily armed battalions fought in an entirely different manner. Using period training manuals and combat reports this book provides an exclusive look at the unique tactics developed by US armored infantry units including movement formations and battle drills.

After D Day

Author : James Jay Carafano
ISBN : 9781461750635
Genre : History
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After storming the beaches on D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion of France bogged down in seven weeks of grueling attrition in Normandy. On July 25, U.S. divisions under Gen. Omar Bradley launched Operation Cobra, an attempt to break out of the hedgerows and begin a war of movement across France. Despite a disastrous start, with misdropped bombs killing hundreds of GIs, Cobra proved to be one of the most pivotal battles of World War II, successfully breaking the stalemate in Normandy and clearing a path into occupied France.

U S Marine Corps World War Ii Order Of Battle

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
ISBN : 0313319065
Genre : History
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Provides detailed, in-depth coverage of all organizational aspects of the Marine Corps units in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

The Evolution Of Us Army Tactical Doctrine 1946 76

Author : Robert A. Doughty
ISBN : 9781428916029
Genre : Military art and science
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