British and Commonwealth Armies 1939-43

Mark Bevis

Date Published :
July 2008
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Helion Order of Battle
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ISBN : 9781874622802
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 12 X 8.75 inches


This book offers a complete guide to the organisation and order-of-battle of British & Commonwealth armies during the years 1939 to 1943. The five chapters cover all main theatres of war - Europe incl. the Home Front ; North Africa ; East & West Africa, and the Middle East ; the Mediterranean ; the Pacific & Far East. T.o.E.'s (Tables of Organisation & Equipment) are given for all main and many minor types of formations in each theatre - from armored brigades and divisions in North Africa, to Egyptian home defense forces 1939-42, British Force 121 in Magadagascar 1942, and Indian infantry units in Iraq and Persia during 1940-41.

Some of the formations covered include
ARMOURED FORMATIONS - armoured divisions, tank brigades, independent armoured units
INFANTRY FORMATIONS - infantry divisions, territorial/lines-of-communication divisions, infantry brigades, motorised brigades
OTHER FORMATIONS - airborne divisions, anti-aircraft divisions, cavalry divisions, parachute brigades, cavalry brigades, home defence forces including the Home Guard and Australian militia, significant garrisons (including Crete, Singapore and Hong Kong), corps and army support elements, ad hoc formations (e.g. Habforce, Force 121), comprehensive coverage of special forces.

Key Features
First in a new series of books which will cover the organisation of all WWII armies, both well-known and obscure.

Careful presentation combined with a host of hard-to-find information will ensure this will become a standard source for order-of-battle data about the British & Commonwealth armies

All organisations are analysed down to section level ; listings include specific types of equipment and weaponry used, along with explanatory notes.

Clearly laid-out and easy-to-use data.

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