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World War II Infantry Tactics (1): Squad and Platoon (Elite #105)

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Osprey's study of infantry tactics of the squads and platoons of World War II (1939-1945). Despite all technological advances, final mastery of any battlefield depends upon the tight-knit group of footsoldiers trained to manoeuvre, shoot and dig in. This first of a two-part study examines the methods by which the Western infantry of World War II- the German, British and US ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published May 25th 2004 by Osprey Publishing (first published 2004)
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Steven Peterson
This is a companion to another work by Bull: "World War II Infantry Tactics--Company and Battalion." The squad and platoon are the lowest units within an infantry organization. Here, British, American, and German units are compared. Basic principles of each country's use of these formations is provided.

The squad is considered the basic constituent unit--10-12 soldiers. As this book notes, "it was the cornerstone of morale" (page 20). Squad organization and weapons are described across the three
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