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US Army Uniforms of the Cold War, 1948-1973

US Army Uniforms of the Cold War, 1948-1973
Autor: Shelby L. Stanton
Data publikacji: 1994-06
ISBN: 9780811718219
Wydawca: Stackpole Books
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 24 x 2.3 x 19.5 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 288
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284 b/w photos 40 drawings 7 x 9 . The 4th volume of Stantons uniform series, now in paperback Previously unpublished photos of mens and womens uniforms formal, work, field, dress Equipment, special-purpose uniforms, and battle gear U.S. Army Uniforms of the Cold War describes the evolution of Army uniforms in the quarter-century between World War II and the Vietnam War. Stanton traces and explains the different uniform systems from their conception through their actual field development and issue during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Photos illustrate the progression of uniforms, supplemented by drawings of clothing and combat field items. Also shown are special-purpose clothing and equipment for use overseas and in domestic security missions, including in American civil disturbances of the 1960s. Cold- and wet-weather clothing, protective suits, and parachutist and diving gear are also highlighted. An appendix covers barracks clothing and equipment inspection displays that were part of every soldiers life. Shelby Stanton is an internationally acclaimed author-historian of the modern U.S.

The previous reviewers have elucidated the contents of this book. I wish to comment on it from two perspectives, as a specialist in this period and as a participant. I just recently reread parts of it.
And it brought memories of the "Stand Tall" peacetime Army with its "break starch" utility uniforms and spit shined boots. And summer khaki shirts tailored so tight that you could not sit down withought opening a button so you could naturally "spread". Guard mount uniforms were often worn with the pockets sewn shut so they would not gape. And no wallets surely! Some even had their shirts tailored so severely that the button placket was sewn shut and a hidden zipper put under the arm on the side.
We sure looked good standing tall but we couldn't move very well if we had had to go to war. :) Of course, the guard mount extra sharp stuff was immediately afterward shucked for something with a looser fit for standing around and pacing.



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