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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | World War II Infantry Fire Support Tactics (Elite).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Gordon L. Rottman(Author) Peter Dennis(Illustrator)

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As infantry units advanced across Europe the only support they could rely on from day to day was that provided by the heavy weapons of their own units. While thundering tanks struck fear into the hearts of their enemies it was the machine guns, mortars and light cannon that proved to be most important, causing the majority of casualties suffered during World War II. Common principles were shared across units but the wide variety of weapons available to the different armies altered the way they were used in battle.

Focusing on the US, British, German and Soviet troops, this title offers a comprehensive guide to infantry fire support tactics used through World War II. Combat reports are complemented by specially commissioned artwork to show the way in which tactics varied, and highlight how developments obliged opposing armies to review their own methods.

"This is an interesting book, and it covers a lot more than just the tactics used in assaults. The unit level examined is the platoon, justifiably so since most attacks were basically combinations of platoon assaults at levels from company upward... Period photographs are accompanied by sketch maps of typical assaults and by good colour plates of the main demolition materials and of typical attacks. Highly recommended." -John Prigent, "Internet Modeler "(April 2008) "Profusely illustrated by Peter Dennis, in Osprey's common style of excellence, this new book is a very interesting read, and, for those of us who have never been involved in a military attack on a fortified position, it gives a reasonable overview of what goes into the attack -- far more that what "Saving Private Ryan" or the old John Wayne WWII films might imply. Pick up a copy today if you are interested in the details behind the scenes." -Scott Mingus, "Charge! "(March 2008)"Overall, it is a superb look at how the armed forces of the nations involved in WWII were similar and different. A book that I know you will find interesting and engrossing."- Scott Van Aken, "modelingmadness.com" (May 2008)

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  • By JF on 1 December 2016

    Good descriptions and some weapon roles and usage came as a surprise. Probably I wouldn't have never figured out those without this book.


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