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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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Filipe Amaral
This book by scholar Stephen Bull is an adequate introduction to the infantry subject, and is part of a two-set study of infantry tactics on the Western front. As the author notes the subject of infantry tactics rarely make the cut into books and other general audience spheres. The main problem with this book is that the writtting end up as more descriptive than analytical because of the author's lack of military background. While he may be an excellent scholar and knows how to research manuals ...more
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
Michael Romo
This Elite Series book from Osprey Publishing briefly introduces the squad and platoon tactics and equipment of the American, British and German armies. Chock-full of pictures, diagrams and illustrations it is a useful reference.
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