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Our Pocket Manual series takes the nitty gritty details of what it takes to run a military and distills them into accessible, portable books. Learn how to feed a literal army or what you can expect as an infantryman serving in World War II with information lifted from actual manuals used in militaries around the world and throughout time.

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The U.S. Army Infantryman Pocket Manual 1941-45: ETO & MTO

The U.S. Army Infantryman Pocket Manual 1941-45: ETO & MTO

Presents information from a wealth of contemporary World War II training manuals and tactical documents.

The battle for Europe in 1943-45 was one of the greatest military challenges in the history of the U.S. Army. Fighting against often veteran German forces from the mountains of Italy to the beaches of Normandy and the frozen forests of the Ardennes, hundreds of thousands of U.S. infantrymen had to move quickly beyond their training and acquire real-world combat skills with extraordinary pace if they were to raise their chances of survival beyond a few days. They fought in an age of total war, in which the enemy deployed heavy armor, artillery, air power, and their own infantry firepower in a battle of true equals. Without the drive and blood of the U.S. Army infantry, the Allies could not have defeated the Wehrmacht in Western Europe.

Extensive documentation was provided for the in-theater U.S. Army infantryman, from booklets rather misguidedly advising on how to behave in foreign countries through to field manuals explaining core combat tactics across squad, platoon, company, and battalion levels. This pocket manual presents critical insights from many of these sources, but also draws on a broad spectrum of intelligence reports, after-action reports, and other rare publications. Together they give an inside view on what it was like to live and fight in the U.S. Army infantry during arguably the most consequential conflict in human history.

9781636240282, sale price $12.71 USD, Casemate

The U.S. Army Infantryman Vietnam Pocket Manual

The U.S. Army Infantryman Vietnam Pocket Manual

Pocket manuals bring together a wealth of information from a wide variety of training manuals and tactical documents.

Between 1964 and 1975, 2.6 million American personnel served within the borders of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, of whom an estimated 1-1.6 million actually fought in combat. At the tip of the spear was the infantry, the "grunts" who entered an extraordinary tropical combat zone completely alien to the world they had left behind in the United States. In South Vietnam, and occasionally spilling over into neighboring Laos and Cambodia, they fought a relentless counterinsurgency and conventional war against the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Viet Cong (VC). The terrain was as challenging as the enemy – soaring mountains or jungle-choked valleys; bleached, sandy coastal zones; major urban centers; riverine districts. Their opponents fought them with relentless and terrible ingenuity with ambushes, booby traps, and mines, then occasionally with full-force offensives on a scale to rival the campaigns of World War II.

This pocket manual draws its content not only from essential U.S. military field manuals of the Vietnam era, but also a vast collection of declassified primary documents, including rare after-action reports, intelligence analysis, firsthand accounts, and combat studies. Through these documents the pocket manual provides a deep insight into what it was like for infantry to live, survive, and fight in Vietnam, whether conducting a major airmobile search-and-destroy operation or conducting endless hot and humid small-unit patrols from jungle firebases. The book includes infantry intelligence documents about the NVA and VC threats, plus chapters explaining hard-won lessons about using weaponry, surviving and moving through the jungle, tactical maneuvers, and applications of the ubiquitous helicopter for combat and support.

9781636240305, sale price $12.71 USD, Casemate

The Paratrooper Training Pocket Manual 1939-45
9781612007915
$14.95 USD > $11.21 USD

The D-Day Training Pocket Manual 1944
9781612007335
$14.95 USD > $11.21 USD

The U.S. Army Cooks' Manual
9781612004709
$14.95 USD > $11.21 USD

The Tank Commander Pocket Manual
9781910860168
$14.95 USD > $11.21 USD

The Red Army Guerrilla Warfare Pocket Manual
9781612007953
$14.95 USD > $11.21 USD

The German Army Guerrilla Warfare Pocket Manual 1939-45
9781612007977
$14.95 USD > $11.21 USD

The Cold War Spy Pocket Manual
9781910860021
$14.95 USD > $11.21 USD

The Home Guard Training Pocket Manual
9781612007670
$12.95 USD > $9.71 USD

The Merchant Navy Seaman Pocket Manual 1939-1945
9781612006574
$14.95 USD > $11.21 USD

The World War I Aviator's Pocket Manual
9781612005843
$14.95 USD > $11.21 USD

The Home Front Pocket Manual 1939-1945
9781612008677
$15.95 USD > $11.96 USD

The Battle of Britain Pocket Manual 1940
9781612008691
$15.95 USD > $11.96 USD

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