By Philip Katcher
Philip Katcher presents an outline to the clash that engulfed Vietnam following the department of the rustic into alongside the seventeenth Parallel in 1954. The uniforms and insignia of the U.S. forces, together with the military, distinct Forces, air strength, army and marine corps, are handled intimately, including these of the ARVN, the Allied Forces (such because the Royal Thai military and Korean troops), and likewise the Communist NLF (Viet Cong) and NVA forces. Mike Chappell's vibrant art offers lots of element to accompany this authoritative text.
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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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