The inportance of the British Army's contribution to World War II - and of WWII in the history of the British Army - is impossible to overstate. This first of three titles covers the introduction of new uniforms and equipment, based on a new tactical doctrine, in the 1930s; the costly lessons of Norway and France, 1940; the grim period when Britain stood alone in the world against Hitler's Germany; the slow build-up to the Second Front, and the army which crossed the Channel on D-Day 1944, and liberated huge areas of Western Europe by spring 1945.
|Publication date:||21st May 2001|
|Author:||Martin J. Brayley|
|Publisher:||Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Uniforms & insignia, European history, Second World War,|
Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and since then has gained world-wide popularity as a military illustrator, and has written and illustrated several books in the Osprey Military list. Most recently he has illustrated a three volume Men-at-Arms set of the US Army in World War II. Martin Brayley, Abipp, is a military photographer whose service has taken him to most comers of the world, A long-time militaria collector, he has contributed many artides to specialist magazines in the UK and overseas, and is the ...More About Martin J. Brayley