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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the American Expe-
ditionary Forces 1918-19
H. Ross Ford. This book is
the first publication that documents and displays copies
of thedrawings,paintingsandsamplessubmittedofevery
officially authorized shoulder sleeve insignia approved
in 1918-19. They represent the first distinctive shoulder
sleeve insignia officially approved. Many of the designs
are still used to this day.
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Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First
World War
Dalessandro & Torrence. The story
of Black Americans who served in the U.S. Army
in WWI. The book provides the reader deeply
researched treatment of the organization, combat
history/battle participation of all black troops
including the two infantry divisions, supporting
organizations of the Services Of Supply, and the
special troops.
Commanding Fire: An Officer’s Life in the
151st Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Rainbow
Division During World War I.
Lt. N.P. Parkinson
with Joel R. Parkinson. Commanding Fire is one
officer’s story of commanding machine guns on
the battlefields of northern France in 1918. It is
the first published history of the 151st Machine
Gun Battalion, 42nd Rainbow Division covering
action in Lorraine, Champagne, Chateau-Thierry,
St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and service in the
Army of Occupation.
American Lions: The 332nd Infantry Regi-
ment in Italy in WWI
Dalessandro & Dalessan-
dro. As Pershing’s “Propaganda Regiment” the
332nd was the only American regiment assigned
to Italy, where they formed a phantom army that
helped defeat the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The
332nd fought in theVittorio-VenetoCampaignand
following the armistice, served in the occupation
of Austria, Dalmatia, and Montenegro.
In a Strange Land: The American Occupa-
tion of Germany 1918-23
Alexander Barnes.
America’s involvement in WWI marked its first
major entry into European politics. The final cost
of that involvement required the U.S. to supply
a force to occupy part of the German Rhineland
after the war. The force provided was first known
as Third Army and then later as the American
Forces in Germany (AFG).
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3761-1 • hard • $79.99 •
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United States Navy and Marine Corps
Aviation Squadron Lineage, Insignia, and
History: Volume 2: Marine Scout-Bomber,
Torpedo-Bomber, Bombing & Attack
Michael J. Crowder. This is the
only work covering the history and lineage of
Marine Attack squadrons, from the date of their
activation forward, until their deactivation, or
the present. Historically accurate, yet lacking the
dry recitation of names, dates, and facts found
in other historical works, this very readable book
is written to be enjoyed from cover to cover.
Geronimo! U.S. Airborne Uniforms, Insignia
& Equipment in WWII
Bill Rentz. Explores the
uniforms, insignia, and equipment of American
Airborne, Glider, Troop Carrier, and Airborne
Engineers in WWII. Detailed images of individual
items, multi-side views of full combat rig, and over
100 WWII photos, most unpublished, showing
uniforms and equipment as worn by the troops.
Pilots’ Information File 1944: The Authen-
tic WWII Guidebook for Pilots and Flight
. The Pilots’ Information File (PIF) was
the standard reference for any general information
required of USAAF pilots and flight engineers.
The PIF covered items of a general nature that
a combat flyer must know in order to fight an
air war and survive.
Size:8.5”x11”•300bw images•268pp.
Spalding Aviator’s Clothing and Equipment in the
. This facsimile reprint covers the variety of
flying clothing and equipment manufactured by Spalding
during the1920sand1930s, includingflyingsuits, leather
jackets, helmets, face masks, oxygen helmets, gloves
and gauntlets, women’s flying suits, jackets and coats,
leather coats, waders, boots, goggles, and parachutes.
MiG Pilot Survival: Russian Aircrew Sur-
vival Equipment and Instruction
Alan R.
Wise. Explores the components and details of
Russian survival science with color photos, in
depth descriptions, and full translation of the
exact manual – with original illustrations intact
– as used by Russian aircrews in time of crisis.
Uniforms of the Alamo and the Texas
Revolution and the Men who Wore Them
Bruce Marshall. A history of the uniforms
of the Texas Revolution and the men who wore
them. It also reveals certain hitherto suppressed
material from some who served, including the
vast majority of the Texas officers, challenging the
generally accepted historical version portraying
the Texas commander, General Sam Houston,
as a master strategist who, alone, deserved full
credit for saving Texas.
Size:8.5”x11”•22color images•80pp.
Uniforms of the Republic of Texas and
the Men that Wore Them 1836-46
Marshall. Its regulars were backed up by a militia
described as “the most formidable, for their
numbers, in the world.” Contrary to the image
projected by Hollywood and most historians they
were smartly uniformed and equipped with the
latest in weaponry. Marshall has recreated the
uniforms in full color illustrations, supplemented by
fourteen photos – including the only two known
of uniformed officers of the Texas army and navy.
Size:8.5”x11”•56color/bw images•88pp.
Army Blue: The Uniform of Uncle Sam’s
Regulars 1848-73
John Langellier. For the
first time, original accounts from official reports,
diaries, and other primary sources are combined
with color photos of extraordinary surviving
specimens, hundreds of important black and white
images, as well as artwork from the period to
tell the story of what the American soldier wore
during these years.
More Army Blue: The Uniform of Uncle
Sam’s Regulars 1874-87
John Langellier.
The development of a new uniform for troops
of the U.S. Army, a few years after the Civil War,
has never been told so well or comprehensively.
Langellier continues the story of the evolution of
American army uniforms during a critical period.
This book is the most thorough and precise look
the topic has ever received.
Bluejackets: Uniforms of the United States
Navy in the Civil War Period • 1852-65
Field. The uniform clothing, headgear, equipage,
and weapons of the USN during the Civil War
period. Based on original accounts from official
documents, newspapers, diaries, letters, and other
primary sources. Accompanied by a wealth of
period imagesofnavypersonnel,numerousphotos
of surviving articles of clothing and artefacts throw
further light on life in a blockading fleet or on the
High Seas from 1852 through 1865.
U.S. Army Headgear 1812-72
Langellier &
Loane. Combining an authoritative text with more
than 350 photos of specimens and period images,
this volume is an indispensable research tool for
collectors, curators, and reeanactors, particularly
those who are seeking an overview of the many
types of headwear donned by the Union soldier
between 1861-65.
Hats Off: Head Dress of the U.S. Army
John Langellier. A concise history
of U.S. Army headgear from the post Civil War
era to the eve of WWI. An informative text is
supported by nearly 400 illustrations of rare and
important military headdress. A standard reference
for uniforms from the Indian Wars through the
early 20th century.
Eagles and Anchors: The Belts and
Belt Plates of the U.S. Navy and
Marine Corps, 1780-1941
Peter Tuite.
This book shows the belts and belt plates
worn by U.S. naval officers of all ranks
from the Navy’s founding through WWII.
It also addresses the belts and plates
worn by the USMC through the 19th
century and those worn by Confederate
naval officers during the Civil War.
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Stetson Hats & the John B. Stetson
Company: 1865-1970
Jeffrey B. Snyder.
The Stetson hat was the epitome of old
west head wear ... and much more. With
beautiful full color photos, this history of
the Stetson Hat Company is richly illustrat-
ed with hats, hat boxes, miniature boxes,
and a large number of collectible items.
A value guide is included.
Size: 11”x8.5” • 503 color/bw photos •
Uniforms, Equipment and Weapons of the
American Expeditionary Forces in WWI
Brett Werner. A detailed look at the uniforms,
equipment, weapons, personal items, insignia,
and specialist equipment of the American Army
during WWI. This comprehensive study uses over
100 original b/w photos of American soldiers,
many previously unpublished. The book also
shows over 700 full color photos of original items
as well as recreated scenes that bring many of
these items to life.
Organization and Insignia of the American
Expeditionary Force • 1917-23
& Knapp. This book is the most comprehensive
and detailed treatment of the origins, designs,
and symbolism for each organizational shoulder
sleeve insignia of the American Army in WWI ever
published. Size: 8.5”x11” • 800 color/bw photos
• 328pp. ISBN: 978-0-7643-2937-1 • $69.95
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