By Philip Katcher
On the time of the yank Civil conflict, with million males below palms, a US military that during pre-war days had depended upon a minute variety of technical troops now required nearly a military of experts on my own. precise sharpshooters have been recruited for skirmishing accountability; males whose wounds could have resulted in their discharge some time past now discovered themselves guarding vital posts within the Veteran Reserve Corps; and massive numbers of civilians chanced on themselves in uniform as contributors of the Telegraph or health center Corps. Philip Katcher examines the association and uniforms of the professional troops who served within the armies of either sides.
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This section comnander has one set of pouches for h ~ s MP40 sub-machine gun, a MI935 brown leather map case. and 6x30 btncculars. H3: Stabsleldwebel, Panzer-AufklarungsAbteilung 26; River Po. Panzer-Division 'dears the MI942 reed-green HBT Panzer >:forking jacket with a machinewoven MI944 breast eagle and the unpapular fJ11942 regulalron a m rank insignia; he has added - against regulations - Panzer collar palches, piped golden-yellow for Armoured Reconnaissance troops. His trousers are field-made in Italian MI929 forest-pattern camouflage cloth, to rmemble MI942 Panzef demns bur with an added s ~ c o n dthigh pocket; they are drawstringeb at the ankle over lace-up boots.
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