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Us World War II Amphibious Tactics
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Pre-war development of US amphibious warfare doctrine; Evolution of amphibious warfare when faced with the realities of WWII in the Pacific; Organization of US Navy amphibious forces; Organization of US Marine and Army landing forces; special task units and their equipment; Command, control and organization of amphibious operations; Specialist transport and equipment; Amphibious assault - the Saipan landings, June 1944

About the Author

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group until reassigned to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70. A highly respected and established author. Gordon is now a civilian contract Special Operations Forces Intelligence Specialist at the Army's Joint Readiness Center, Ft Polk. Peter Dennis was born in 1950 and, having been inspired by contemporary magazines such as 'Look and Learn', studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. He has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects. He is a keen wargamer and modelmaker. He has illustrated several books for Osprey, but this is his first for the Elite series.

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"US World War II Amphibious Tactics will provide the enthusiast of the European and North African theaters an affordable, concise overview of equipment, formations and tactics utilized in the massive sea-borne landings during WWII." --John Adams-Graf, Military Trader Magazine"I have to tell you that I found a lot of new information in this book. It also showed me that an amphibious assault took a great deal of planning and coordination to pull off, so it is pretty amazing that they all worked out. It is a book that I know you'll enjoy and [I] recommend it without hesitation." --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com

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