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on 17 December 2011
This volume is a great reference for the scale modeling community, featuring a large number of colour photographs of the equipment of the infantry of the allied forces in WWII.

It is especially useful for the arms, equipment and uniforms of the soviet union which are a little hader to pin down than the UK, USA and France.

Also discussed in detail are the organisation of the infantry of the allied countries, how troops were divided into batallions, regiments, etc. What duties and functions these performed and how many men were involved.

The only slight downside is a bit of a lack of editing/proof reading with the text effectivly repeating in places where two alternate verions of the same paragraph has crept in.

Also recommended in the companion volume on the Axis powers
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on 21 February 2013
This volume, as the first, is great for its color photography and ability to show the everyday items of the fighting man of the allies. That being said, there are several blatant errors of historical fact. An example would be where on page 11 they list the American airborne units as being the 11th, 13th, 17th, 82nd, and 102nd. In reality they are 11th, 13th, 17th, 82nd, and 101st.......not the 102nd.
Another example is on page 43 where it says in description of a photo " Standard infantryman's belt with pouches (three on each side) for M1 rifle claps." Last I checked....by looking at my originals and years of research, there are 5 POUCHES to a side for a total of 10.
There are many such errors in the book. However, as a photo book for referance it is alright. I just wish the descriptions were better and more in depth.
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