20th Century Military Uniforms. 300 Uniforms from Around by Chris McNab

By Chris McNab

Describes three hundred uniforms of the final a hundred years from all around the world.
Superbly illustrated with full-colour artistic endeavors.

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The winter field cap was worn by all soldiers, the officers'with a gilt-metal lion badge above the central buttons, while the Iower ranks wore the Finnish blueand-white cockade. Also issued were the German 1935 Model steel helmet and a side cap for summer use. The officer's kit was a knife and a pistol. Lieutenont Finnish Army (lnfontry) Korelio 1944 tTrhln lieutenant of the Finnish I lrrlnnrry is more nolable for the rulrrmtlons of his uniform than for its tyDk'nlltv. nr. By this point in the war, the lll l Slmttern helmet had been r rrpllccd by the 1935-pattern of the tt,grrlrrr German forces.

A talented German fhe eevere Baltic winter required I lhst all members of the Stuka veteran who was awarded the Knight's Cross with Sword and Oak Leaves for bravery and performance (the award can be seen here at the collar). He was shot down no le$s than 32 times, He is wearing what was often termed the'Invasion Suit', a one-piece flying overall in field-grey, with zip fastenings at the front and dovyn the insides of the legs, the latter so that the outfit could be removed even while wearing boots or shoes, The large patch pockets served to store maps and navigational aids, and.

G GERMANY GERMANY Lieutenont-Coptoin Zeppelin Bolloon Officer Uhlon (Loncer) Germony 1914 Regiment lfeppelin air-raids over Belgium England tactical significance in World War I, though the psychological effect was pronounced. Here we see Kapitiinle utnanf Joachim Breithaupt, commander ofII5, dressed in usual clothing for the chilly operations over the south coast of England. Altitudes were very low by today's standards up to 4877m (16,000ft) - yet in the unheated cockpit, this meant icy temperatures.

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