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by Harlan Glenn
Schiffer Publishing  2006
Hard cover
400 Pages
400 Color Plates
256 Black & White Photos
ISBN: 0764322648
Cover Price: $79.95

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United States Marine Corps
Uniforms, Insignia And Personal Items of World War II

BAR-none, Harlan Glenn has spared no expense on documenting the nuances of the USMC uniforms, equipment and insignia of WWII. Lavishly illustrated with photos of actual equipment studio photos and wartime photos, this book is a work of art as much as it is a reference book.

The studio documentation photos of actual Marine gear is the focal point of the book. Poses include full body, and many detail photos of tags, nuances and alternate configurations. The collection and documentation covers the WWII Marine from head to toe.

The hundreds of wartime photos in the book are an additional treat. These are never before seen photos, chosen for the gear and equipment (and variations) visible. Viewers will enjoy this real photos, collected from veterans and the author's private archives.

The book goes beyond other 'field manual' type books, also profiling personal items and insignia like unit pennants, souvenir items and every other piece of official and unofficial equipment conceived by the Corps or individual Marines.

Kudos to the author for his complete and comprehensive coverage of the USMC. If you have to choose only one book on Marine gear for your library, this is the one.

Volume 2 was released in 2010: 782 Gear United States Marine Corps Field Gear and Equipment of World War II. See also Iwo Jima 60th Anniversary 2005 visit by Harlan Glenn

Review by Justin Taylan

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January 9, 2018


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