British Commanders of World War II by Ian Sumner

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By Ian Sumner

This booklet examines the main British commanders of worldwide battle II (1939-1945) around the 3 branches of carrier. to boot being supplied with biographical information for every of the 24 commanders chosen, we're given interesting insights into their personalities and their variety of command. checks in their strive against files and performances stressed also are provided. modern photos and sumptuous color works of art supply information in their uniforms, costume and visual appeal in the course of wartime carrier. The commanders dropped at lifestyles via this e-book contain Auchinleck, Alan Brooke, Cunnigham, Freyberg, Harris, Montgomery, Ramsay, Slessor, narrow, Tedder and Urquhart.

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Adm iral Andrew Cunningham, 1941 Dressed for the Mediterranean winter Cunningham wears the same basic uniform shown in A3 but with the lighter cap from the hot weather uniform. D: THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, UK 1944 1. Air Vice Marshal Arthur Harris , UK 1944 Nothing distinguishes Harriss uniform from that of any other senior RAF officer from 1919 onwards. Unlike the Royal Navy or the Army, the Royal Air Force was unable to draw on hundreds of years of tradition to create a new uniform . Nor perhaps did it want to for the very absence of badges and insignia may have been a distinction in itself.

Intended to be flown at RAF stations, they were also used as car flags. Marshal of the Royal Air Force (1), Air Chief Marshal (2), Air Marshal (not shown) had one central stripe, Air Vice Marshal (3), Air Commodore (4). The flags are light blue with dark blue edges and red stripes. 1 patches on the collars, and the Airborne Forces red beret. He never qualified as a parachutist, so does not wear any qualification wings. H: THE FAR EAST, 1945 1 . General Sir Claude Auch i nleck , I nd i a Uniforms in a new jungle green material were introduced into the British and Indian Armies in the Far East during 1944.

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