1940, Le Soldat Francais: V. 2



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• Lavishly illustrated collection of uniforms, weapons and equipment for the French defending soldier

The French Army in 1939-40 was going through a profound transformation. The concepts which had prevailed until the end of the 19th century where uniforms and material were concerned, were about to disappear and give way to more modern ones thanks to mechanization and technical progress. The equipment which French troops were issued with turned out to be varied, and therefore studying it is complex.

Thanks to more than ten years’ researching and analysing military archives, pictures and equipment, the author reviews all the uniforms, equipment and weapons used by the infantrymen, in the continental and Scandinavian theatres of operations.

The items are shown in colour with all the details needed for clear identification. Because of the unequalled range and the variety of the items presented, this work is a must for all French 1940 memorabilia collectors, but also for those who are interested in World War I equipment because of the number of items inherited from this period and the very complete and detailed way the tools, the harnesses, the small items of equipment and the collective weapons are presented. It is is also important for those interested in WWI equipment because of the numbers of items inherited from this period and the detailed presentation of the tools, harnesses, small items of equipment, and collective weapons.

Olivier Bellec is a teacher and since 1996, an associate with Militaria Magazine, for which he has written many studies. He has done research on French Army uniforms from the Third Republic to the war in Indochina.

ISBN: 9782352501732
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/07/2011
RRP: $99.00
Pages: 160
Dimension: 320mm X 230mm
Imprint: Histoire Collections