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* Designed to be the standard reference on Allied soldiers in World War II * Covers troops from the United States, Great Britain, Russia, and more * Original photos from museums and private collections as well as specially taken color photos of uniforms and equipment This companion volume to Fighting Men of World War II: Axis Forces (978-0-8117-0277-5) offers a comprehensive, full-color look at the clothing (such as boots, pants, helmet, tunic, greatcoat, camouflage, and badges), equipment, weapons, and rations of Allied soldiers in World War II. Also included are popular items, such as lighters, that were carried by many troops but were not standard issue. The accompanying text describes the items and compares them to those of other armies. The result is a complete picture of the daily life and conditions of the fighting men of all Allied countries. It is an essential reference work for all military historians, collectors, and general readers.
David Miller is a former officer in the British armed forces who served in the Falklands, Germany, the Netherlands, Malaysia, and Singapore. He has also worked for Jane's Information Group, where he edited Jane's Major Warships 1997. He lives in England.