FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
World War II Infantry Tac... has been added to your Basket
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Condition: Used: Like New
Trade in your item
Get a £0.58
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

World War II Infantry Tactics: Company and Battalion v. 2 (Elite) Paperback – Illustrated, 25 Feb 2005


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, Illustrated
"Please retry"
£11.50
£4.69 £2.99
£11.50 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

World War II Infantry Tactics: Company and Battalion v. 2 (Elite) + World War II Infantry Tactics : Squad and Platoon (Elite): Vol. 1 + World War II Street-fighting Tactics (Elite)
Price For All Three: £34.99

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £0.58
Trade in World War II Infantry Tactics: Company and Battalion v. 2 (Elite) for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.58, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing; Ill edition (25 Feb. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841766631
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841766638
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 0.6 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 514,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Museum curator and university external examiner Dr Stephen Bull studied at the University of Wales, and worked at the BBC and National Army Museum in London. Now Curator of Military History and Archaeology for Lancashire County Museums he has completed an MBA, and been elected Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. Published in a variety of languages on both sides of the Atlantic he was listed for the Portico Prize for Literature. His latest book 'The Old Front Line' is published in the UK and US, and now translated into Dutch.

Stephen has made many TV and radio appearances including the series 'Battlefield Detectives' and 'Instruments of Death', both shown internationally, and the BBC 'One Show'. His book of the Channel 4 series 'Last War Heroes', is available in North American, UK and Norwegian editions. The series took Canadian Screen Award for 'best history' under its US title 'D-Day to Victory' in 2013. A consultant to the University of Oxford, Stephen has assisted in the creation of a European database to document the individual experience of the First World War through archives, photographs, and objects. The photograph shows Stephen (right) with Lorenz Andraes at the German National Library, 'DNB', Frankfurt.

Product Description

About the Author

Dr Stephen Bull is the Curator of the Museum of Lancashire in Preston, which incorporates the collections of several local regiments. Born in 1960, he graduated from the University of Wales with a BA (Hons) in history in 1981, and obtained his doctorate from University College, Swansea. For several years he worked at the National Army Museum. He has written numerous articles for specialist journals, including a number on the weapons and tactics of World War I. Peter Dennis was born in 1950 and, having been inspired by contemporary magazines such as 'Look and Learn', studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. He has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects. He is a keen wargamer and modelmaker.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
'A PEOPLE WAXES AND WANES according to the worth of its army: the army lives or dies on its infantry.' Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr S P Holmes on 9 Mar. 2005
Format: Paperback
The book deals with the conditions faced by infantrymen in training and action for the German, British and American forces in post D-Day Europe.
Sections of the book cover battle conditions (infantry carrying a disproportionate share of casualties), squad ethos, weapons, the squad leader, attack, defence, company organisation, communications, defensive cover and communications.
The book does a great job demonstrating the similar infantry experience in each army, but also picks out differences in thought and practice.
Good examples would be the German squad existing to support the machinegun, while the US Army relied on the distributed firepower of its M1 rifles, and the British relied on a steady supported movement by tehir under weaker sections.
The book supports its text with some neat diagrams of each army in attack and defensive postures.
Supporting examples are drawn from contemoprary training manuals, soldier's memoirs and more formal histories.
Anyone looking for the infantry experience on the Eastern front, Desert or Pacific theatres should look elsewhere, as this book draws all example from Western Europe.
There are few examples from the early war.
The focus is on standard infantry, which may disappoint fans of elites and special forces.
Fowever the volume presents exactly what the title says, and those wanting something else will probably find satisfaction in another Osprey volume.
Overall an excellent summary of how infantry soldiered in their smallest organisational groups.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chris on 28 Dec. 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is well presented and the 'tried and trusted' Osprey format does not disappoint - with very nice plates illustrating small unit tactics.

The problem with this book is that it covers much ground more apropriate to a book on platoon or squad tactics. Few areas deal with company tactics and battalion tactics are dealt with in a very sketchy way. A great chunk deals with anti-tank tactics - more appropriate to a book on lower level units or another title. I was left disappointed - not much on company tactics really, less on battalion tactics and NO RED ARMY ! Nothing on combined arms cooperation - what about artillery ? There is good information here on weapons and some nice comparison and contrast between U.S., British and German doctrine - but different troop types such as Commandos, Paratroops, Mountain Troops get not a word and of course there is no sight of the RED ARMY ! Please try again Osprey - this format should be perfect for an armchair general's tactical manual.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. MARKUSS on 3 Aug. 2013
Format: Paperback
Another book spoiled by poor editing:

P. 15 contains an error that reveals the dangers of minimal or non-existent proof-reading by a German speaker. If using German words, they need to be spelled correctly. "Scheißvorschrift [sic]" would translate as a very obscene word for `defecation rules', `-orders' or `-instructions', whereas I assume the author means "Schießvorschrift" which means shooting' or `firing instructions', `-rules' or `-orders'.

P. 25, "Schü mines [sic]" is spelled incorrectly twice, it should be "Schumine" or shoe mine.

P. 29, the PzKfw IV did not have 90mm protection as stated - the turret armour was thinner than Allied tanks at just 50mm, whereas the hull armour was at best 82-85mm and 30mm on the hull and turret sides.

P. 50, "abspringen" means to jump off, and "aus-" or "herausspringen" means to jump out.
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luis Miguel Vale on 23 Nov. 2007
Format: Paperback
It gives a moderate idea about the tactitcs used during second world war. It's a shame that it focus on the american side, but the editor calls the dice. Nevertheless i've learn a littlemore on the subject, after reading this 64 pages book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "kevancotton" on 23 Feb. 2005
Format: Paperback
an excellent osprey book on a subject not usually well covered
like the look and learn type colour plates
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback