Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The French Army 1939-45


The French Army 1939-45 1: The Army of 1939 and Vichy France (Men-at-Arms 315) by Ian Sumner and François Vauvillier, artwork by Mike Chappell (London, Osprey, 1998; ISBN 1855326663)

The French Army 1939-45 2: Free French, Fighting French and the Army of Liberation (Men-at-Arms 318) by Ian Sumner and François Vauvillier, artwork by Mike Chappell (London, Osprey, 1998; ISBN 1855327074)

The French Army of the Second World War, in the characteristic Osprey style.

'[Volume 1] follows the usual Osprey format of a general historical overview, followed by details of arms of service, equipment, insignia etc with a good selection of photos and, of course, their trademark colour plates for the uniforms, and is a valuable contribution to a neglected area of military history. Volume 2 covers the Free French, the Army of Africa's belated conversion and the reborn 'army of liberation' in Italy and France in 1944-5 and is warmly recommended too' Mulwharchar on amazon.co.uk

'Nice Osprey reference title. Should be required for wargaming 1940 invasion of France' Zachary Ward on amazon.com

'I found the book in question very informative, I was unaware of the french forces during the period of time question, A must for person interested in the WW2 period of history' D.I. Gaver on amazon.com

'La réputation des publications Osprey n'est plus à faire. LA qualité de la recherche et celle de l'illustration font de cette collection, une excellente base de travail pour le grand public. Et en plus, on est obligé de perfectionner son anglais!' Fougeray Andrée on amazon.fr

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