The G.I. Collector's Guide: U.S. Army Service Forces Catalog, European Theater of Operations

Volume 2

Henri-Paul Enjames

Sumptuously illustrated, expanded encyclopedia of the uniforms and equipment assigned to U.S. soldiers serving in Europe, 1943-45.
Date Published :
September 2022
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
Series :
G.I. Collector's Guide
Illustration :
Fully illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781636242033
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 12 X 9 inches
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Overview
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In World War II, the U.S. Army not only supplied its soldiers with the most modern equipment and uniforms, suitable for any combat situation, but went as far as providing them with their favorite drinks or candy bars, and seemingly anything else they might require.

This comprehensive reference book brings together all the equipment issued to American soldiers in the European Theater of Operations, 1943–45. Each item is presented with its catalog numbers, described in detail and fully depicted in photographs, including close-ups of the labels to aid identification of items. Graphics and diagrams offer additional information and context. This second volume of the G.I. Collector's Guide is fully revised with the addition of sections including personal equipment, trophies and souvenirs, the wartime draft and Stateside training, and the life of POWs in German camps. More than one thousand new artifacts with detailed captions are featured in this completely revised new work.

Expert Henri-Paul Enjames describes all variations of uniform, insignia, badges, weapons, and equipment in detail. As a complete catalog with high-quality photographs, this book is invaluable to both family historians researching grandpa's kit found in the attic and to collectors in their quest to find authentic items among the reproductions that flood the modern market.

About The Author
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Henri-Paul Enjames has always been interested in French history, with a particular emphasis on World War II. He started collecting World War II memorabilia in the early 1980s, and concentrated on acquiring items in the best possible condition. This spectacular collection enabled him to write this definitive illustrated guide to World War II G.I. uniform and equipment.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Foreword
Introduction: Organization of Army Divisions, 1944
1. The Wartime Draft
2. The Training Camps
3. Insignia and Decorations
4. Uniforms
5. Individual Equipment
6. Small Arms and Crew Served Weapons
7. Camp Life
8. Armored Troops
9. Airborne Troops
10. Mountain Troops
11. Female Personnel
12. Military Police
13. Army Rations
14. Engineer Equipment
15. Army Signals
16. Protection Against Gas Attacks
17. The Medical Department
18. Army Chaplains
19. Army Publications and Other Printed Material
20. Sports and Recreation
21. Personal Items
22. American POWs
23. Trophies and Souvenirs
24. Homecoming and Discharge
Abbreviations
Index
Bibliography
Acknowledgements

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