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Reviewed by John Prigent
This book is really good, covering all the different equipments worn in enough detail to enable the modeller to "get it right".
The changes in materials and layouts are described. The differences between Marching, Field, Drill, etc Orders are covered too and special carrying equipments like the Battle Jerkin are here as well.
The various patterns of canteen and mess tins are shown, and about the only thing that could trip up an unwary modeller would be to assume without checking that a particular unit was actually using the latest pattern equipment. For instance, my REME units 1959-62 wore not the 1958 pattern web equipment, or even the 1944 but the 1937! But once you've established what equipment was worn by your chosen soldier this book will give you all the information you need to make sure he's properly kitted out.
This is an invaluable book for modellers, higly recommended.
Review Copyright © 2000 by John