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SCO 006 British Army Cap Badges of the First World War

SCO 006 British Army Cap Badges of the First World War
Autor: Peter Doyle
Data publikacji: 2010-06-00
ISBN: 9780747807971
Wydawca: Shire
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 25 x 19.2 x 1.8 cm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 128
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Opis produktu:

For the British army, the cap badge is the most easily identifiable form of insignia. It represents a distillation of the pride of the regiment, its various battle honours and symbols borne proudly on the metallic emblem that was worn on all head dress, even within the trenches. Identification of the cap badge on old photographs is the first, important step in unravelling the military service of an individual. Cap badge collecting is as popular now as it has ever been; yet with a growing number of fakes and forgeries, there is a need for a book that illustrates clearly the main types, and allows the collector and family historian alike to understand their meaning.

  • Preface
  • The British Soldier
  • The Cap Badge
  • Cap Badge Construction
  • Cap Badges of the Cavalry
  • Cap Badges of the Yeomanry
  • Cap Badges of the Infantry
  • Cap Badges of the Territorial and Service Battalions
  • Cap Badges of the Arms and Services
  • Further Reading
  • Index

Peter Doyle is a scientist and military historian specialising in the role of terrain in warfare. In addition to numerous scientific books and papers, he has written: Tommy’s War 1914–1918 (Crowood 2008), The Home Front: 1939-45 (Crowood, 2007, with Paul Evans); Beneath Flanders Fields: The Underground War 1914-18 (Spellmount, 2004, with Peter Barton and Johan Vandewalle) and Grasping Gallipoli (Spellmount, 2005, with Peter Chasseaud). He is co-secretary of the All Party Parliamentary War Graves and Battlefield Heritage Group, and is an elected member of the British Commission for Military History. He lives in London.

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