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World War II Infantry Tactics: Company and Battalion (Osprey Elite #122)

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Osprey's study of German, British and American company and battalion tactics during World War II (1939-1945). The second World War is often seen as a confrontation of technology – tanks and aircraft, artillery and engineering. But at the heart of the battlefield was the struggle between infantrymen, and the technology was there to enable them to capture ground or hold it. ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published February 5th 2005 by Osprey Publishing (first published May 25th 2004)
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Steven Peterson
Mar 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Companies and battalions were important organizational units among British, German, and American armies in World War II. The book begins with a somewhat vague description of the battalion. But organizational charts on pages 6 (British) and 11 (American) and 12 (German) begin to exemplify the battalion. Key building blocks are companies, smaller units.

The book describes tactical operation of battalions. The work also examines other aspects of the units considered here: machine gun support, mortar
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