The US Army 1941-45 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 70) by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

On the time of the second one global warfare, the U.S. military took an strange strategy, for the interval, in the direction of the layout of its uniforms. instead of try and locate an all-purpose outfit, akin to the British battledress, it tried to layout special-purpose gown for each attainable responsibility, from strive against in chilly climates to decorate parades in scorching ones. the following Philip Katcher offers an intensive exam of the various kinds of uniform and kit which observed provider throughout the conflict.

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Ia1 for Guard. ila:r but had only the top crown and a sins1e Cyrillic P. 31 18th Divisions, although following this system, were not reorganised as Inspections. They had allwhite 'white' flags, and coloured flags with white corners, just like the Inspections listed above. The coloured flags of the 18th Division had dark green crosses; those for the other two divisions are not given by Zveguintsov. The marines' coloured flags had dark blue crosses and also followed the 1803 pattern (1st-4th Marines received these colours on 31 March 1804, the Caspian Marine Battalion in April 1806).

Many of the Silesian Landwehr units are believed to have carried sky blue flags bearing the red and white checkered and gold crowned heraldic eagle of Silesia, and a similar flag was popular with the East Prussian Landwehr units, many of which carried the traditional white flag of the Grand Elector bearing the large red heraldic eagle of Prussia. Prior to the 1807 reorganisation mounted regiments carried one flag per squadron; a square standard for the cavalry regiments and a swallowtailed guidon for the Dragoons and Hussars.

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