This book should've been called a COLLECTOR'S GUIDE to Modern British Webbing Equipment. This book is only about collection equipment. You honestly only get a paragraph, maybe two, of history of each type of webbing then it's "This is an ammunition pouch...this is a utility pouch"
The author doesn't explain what the layout of the webbing was for or what the individual pouches and kit do. For example, the P1958 webbing is discribed as having "kidney-pouches" ...what the hell are they for? I personaly do know, but it would be nice if a book about webbing actually explained what it is for, and not just listing the individual names of the pieces.
The author come very close to actually making an apology for having to include firearms in his book of webbing, and all picture of ammunition is listed as "inert rounds"! As if to say "Oh, we have nothing to do with those ruffian shooter types, we just like belts and pouches"
If you're thinking of buying this book to learn something about webbing then I'd give it a miss and but Osprey's British Infantry Equipment (2) 1908-2000