US Field Artillery of World War II

US Field Artillery of World War II

by Steven J. Zaloga, Brian Delf

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Overview

Determined to learn from the lessons of World War I, the US Army developed a new generation of field artillery weapons and tactics during the 1930s. Consequently, in World War II it was the clear leader in field artillery. Providing a thorough examination of the many critical innovations and doctrines, and the impact they had on performance, including the motorization of artillery, Fire Direction Centers, aerial observation, and radio communications. Exploring, in their entirety, the weapons that formed the backbone of the US artillery arsenal in World War II, this book reveals a wealth of detail not readily available elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780962054
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Series: New Vanguard , #131
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 563,821
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Steven J Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in World War II, and he has also written extensively on American armored forces. Brian Delf began his career working in a London art studio producing artwork for advertising and commercial publications. Since 1972, he has worked as a freelance illustrator on a variety of subjects including natural history, architecture and technical cutaways. Some of his recently illustrated books have been published in over thirty countries. Brian lives and works in Oxfordshire.
Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over three decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union. He currently lives in Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The World War I Legacy · US Divisional Field Artillery · US Corps Heavy Artillery · The International Dimension · Cannon on the Move · Further Reading · Color Plate Commentary · Index

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