A Photographic History of Infantry Warfare, 1939–1945 (ePub)
|Other formats available - Buy the Hardback and get the eBook for £1.99!||Price|
|A Photographic History of Infantry… Hardback Add to Basket||£25.00|
|A Photographic History of Infantry… Kindle (89.5 MB) Add to Basket||£4.99|
The infantry can always be found at the sharp end of the battlefield. You may be able to crush an opponent with armour or artillery, but there’s only one way to take and hold ground and that’s with riflemen – the ‘poor bloody infantry’. And it is the infantrymen of the Second World War – from all sides, Allied and Axis – who are the subject of this highly illustrated history. It uses over 400 wartime photographs plus contemporary documents and other illustrations to show the developments in equipment, training and tactical techniques and to give an insight into the experience of the infantry soldier during the conflict.
Although the infantry were critical to the war effort, their contribution is often overshadowed by the more dramatic roles played by soldiers with more specialized skills – like tank crew, paratroopers and special forces. They also suffered devastating casualties, in particular during the last phase of the war in the west when around 20 per cent of an infantry division’s riflemen were likely to die and over 60 per cent could expect to be wounded. So as well as describing how the infantry fought, the authors look at the motivation which kept them fighting in awful conditions and despite brutal setbacks. The result is a thorough, detailed and revealing portrait of infantry warfare over seventy years ago.
As featured inThe Armourer
"The appendices also provide great detail on the equipment used as well, making this a great resource for collectors"The Armourer Magazine, January 2022
A Photographic History of Infantry Warfare 1939-1945, first published in 2021, is a highly illustrated survey of all aspects of the infantry role in World War II. It covers all the main theatres and all the principal armies, encompassing everything from uniforms, weapons and tactics through to morale and casualties.WW2 Today
The authors draw on a wealth of material to present this fascinating overview. Its a book that many people will enjoy dipping into as there are more than 400 photographs and illustrations, each making a point, all with explanatory captions. But is also supported by a knowledgeable text. Many people interested in the war will know something of the story told here - but most will learn something new.
Read the full review here
Overall, an excellent book for either the casual reader of serious student and fully deserving of 5 mushroom heads.Army Rumour Service (ARRSE)
Read the full here
"This is most highly recommended and excellent value for money."Military Historical Society
Featured inWWII History
Lots of detail here, with informative captions to the many archive images, all of which accompany the well written text. An interesting book, and I like the way it considers the infantry of all sides involved in WW2, not one side or the other.Military Model Scene
Read the full review here
I think the modeller will thoroughly enjoy this title, due to the large number of period photographs included.Armorama
Not part of the Images of War series, although there are plenty of eye-opening and amazing photographs in the Forty Brothers's history of infantry on both sides of the conflict during the Second World War. Fascinating!Books Monthly
Overall, I found it a refreshing book and the photos are superb. The mainstay of the book is the images as they are wartime dated and they reveal much detail as to what was worn / used at the time. It will appeal to many military history interests and it is certainly worth reading if the “poor bloody infantry” captures your imagination.Dr Stuart C Blank
Featured inRoyal Anglian News, April 2021