The Jeep

Second World War

Lance Cole

The Second World War Jeep was one of the most famous military vehicles of all time. It served with all the Allied forces on every front and has been the inspiration for light, versatile, rugged military and civilian vehicles ever since.
Date Published :
May 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Illustration :
color & black and white illustrations
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ISBN : 9781526746511
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 11.5 X 9.25 inches
In stock


The Second World War Jeep was one of the most famous and influential military vehicles of all time, and over 600,000 were produced. It served with all the Allied forces during the war on every front and it has been the inspiration behind the design of light, versatile, rugged military and civilian vehicles ever since. In this, the first volume in Pen & Sword’s LandCraft series, Lance Cole traces the design, development and manufacturing history of the Jeep and describes its operational role within the Allied armies.

A selection of archive photographs showing the Jeep in service in European and Pacific campaigns gives a graphic impression of how adaptable the Jeep was and records the variety of equipment it could carry. The book is an excellent source for the modeler, providing details of available kits, together with specially commissioned color profiles recording how the Jeeps used by different units and armies appeared.

Lance Cole's introduction to the Jeep is necessary reading and reference for enthusiasts and modelers.

About The Author

Lance Cole has been an automotive and aviation writer for over 25 years and is internationally published and syndicated. A former Sir William Lyons Scholar, and national press columnist, Lance is the author of over a dozen books and is also a trained designer, photographer and illustrator. His passion for design led him to Bugatti and many years attending Prescott’s action. The evocative photos in this book truly capture Lance’s passion for all things Bugatti.


“Profusely illustrated, impressively informative, exceptionally well organized and presented, "The Jeep: Second World War" is an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended addition to community and academic library Automotive History & American Military History collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of military buffs and model making enthusiasts.”

- Midwest Book Review

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