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Schirmmützen: Imperial German Cavalry Field Service Caps
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Following his previous “Ultimate Look” volumes on the B-29, B-32, B-18, and B-25, and volume one in the series on guns, ammunition, and turrets, Wolf continues his definitive history of U.S. aerial armament in World War II. Drawing from his extensive library, microfilm archives, and technical manuals Wolf covers the development of Bombs and Bombing Theory and Strategy; an extensive chapter on Conventional Bombs and Fuses; Bomb Handling and Release and Control Mechanisms; an extensive chapter on Conventional and Radar Bombsights; The Bombardier; Bombing Missions Described; Bombing Tactics; Effects of Bombs; Miscellaneous Ordnance. Volume 3, available later in 2010, will cover Air-Dropped, Air-Launched, and Secret Aerial Weapons. During the last decades of the 1800s and the first decade of the 1900s, some of the most elegant and colorful military service caps (schirmmutzen) were worn by the Imperial German cavalry. The unique color combinations identified each regiment, and were the last stand for military fashion before and during World War I. This book is the first complete reference on schirmmutzen, and shows and describes the headgear for all branches of the Imperial German cavalry. The pre-war models as well as the M-7 and M-15 war model caps are all illustrated in color photos and original period postcards. The book also provides German nomenclature for the caps and valuable tips on how to collect and identify the various regiments. SELLING POINTS: first book to detail these rare and colorful caps covers all branches of the Imperial German cavalry full view and detail color images, and vintage period postcards 170 colour & b/w images
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