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Men-At-Arms #315: The French Army, 1939-1945

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The French Army of 1939 was considered by contemporaries to be the strongest army in the world at that time. In fact, as the events of the next ten months soon revealed, the Army was riddled with fatal weaknesses. In this book, the first of two volumes examining the French Army of World War II (1939-1945), Ian Sumner and François Vauvillier examine the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the army of 1939-40 and Vichy France. It includes orders of battle and formation charts as well as many illustration and colour uniform artworks.

Synopsis:

The first in two-volume set, this book examines the uniforms equipment, and organization of France's military forces during World War II. In 1939 the French had — on paper at least — the most powerful land army in the world. This volume covers that army on the eve of the war, through the "Phony War", the lightning invasion of May-June 1940, and the campaigns in Norway, North Africa, the Middle East, and Indochina.

About the Author

Ian Sumner was born in 1953 in Eccles, near Manchester, UK. He originally trained as a librarian in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but now devotes himself to full-time writing. He has written numerous titles for Osprey, and also several books on the history of the East Riding of Yorkshire, where he now lives with his wife. Francois Vauvillier is the greatly respected editorial director of the French Military publishers Histoire and Collections is the former editor of Gazette des Uniformes and of Militaria magazine. His special personal interests include French uniforms of both World War I and World War II.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855326668
Author:
Sumner, Ian
Author:
Vauvillier, Francois
Author:
Chappell, Mike
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
France
Subject:
Military - Uniforms
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
osprey;military history;france
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Men-At-Arms (Osprey)
Series Volume:
103-396315
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
58
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.65x7.19x.18 in. .41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The first in two-volume set, this book examines the uniforms equipment, and organization of France's military forces during World War II. In 1939 the French had — on paper at least — the most powerful land army in the world. This volume covers that army on the eve of the war, through the "Phony War", the lightning invasion of May-June 1940, and the campaigns in Norway, North Africa, the Middle East, and Indochina.
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