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By J. L. Pete Morgan, Ted A. Thurman

Eight x eleven & the one so much entire resource on usa army patches. colour plates illustrate and determine greater than 2,000 patches and tabs, from global struggle II to the current. offers to develop into the definitive paintings on U.S. military shoulder sleeve insignia and patches.

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This trooper is armed with the MG,12 machine gun. 1944. The most recognizable item is the cylindrical gas mask case' This was made of fluted steel and featured a hinged lid containing additional eyepieces for the mask. Beneath this to right is the tent quarter/poncho known as the Zeltbahn 31, rendered in the distinctive Splitter (splinter) camouflage designed for armY use in the 1930s. The Zeltbahn could be used as a wind shelter' a tent' a poncho, or even be made into an emergency stretcher, The two remaining items around the soldier's back are a canvas bread bag and a water bottle in leather cover.

This officer lr armed with a Mauser C/96 pistol. I GERMANY Lieutenont-Coptoin Germon Nouy Jutlond 1916 tTlhe uniform here was established I *irfrin the German Navv in the early part of the twentieth ientury, though a full-length dress coat became popularly replaced by the doublebreast tunic seen here. The typical dress of a German naval officer in the Great War was the blue tunic with matching trousers, a white shirt with wing collar and black tie, black shoes, and the naval peaked cap. The cap was blue in colour and had a black mohair surround and leather brim.

99 GERMANY GERMANY Moior NCO Heinkel Hel I I Luftfilotte 2 Fronce 1940 I st Porochute ith the approach of summer during the Battle of Britain campaign, many German airmen began to wear the one-piece canvas flying suit designed for summer use. Its canvas construction made it lighter and more breathable, and the pockets were set inside the overalls to avoid bulky padded sections. Headgear in this case is the Luftwaffe peaked cap rather than the beige linen flight helmet usually worn on operations.

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