Military Uniforms Visual Encyclopedia

June 28, 2014 - Comment

Military Uniforms Visual Encyclopedia is a highly illustrated volume that examines all the significant uniforms of the world, featuring more than 1000 of the world’s soldiers from the first professional armies to the present day. All the most famous types of uniform are featured, such as the British redcoat, the American GI, the German stormtrooper

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Military Uniforms Visual Encyclopedia is a highly illustrated volume that examines all the significant uniforms of the world, featuring more than 1000 of the world’s soldiers from the first professional armies to the present day. All the most famous types of uniform are featured, such as the British redcoat, the American GI, the German stormtrooper and the Soviet infantryman, along with some more unusual examples that are much less well known.

Each featured uniform is illustrated with an excellent full-color artwork, showing the figure in great detail with full specifications tables that list country of origin and relevant points of interest in the uniform and equipment carried (with all weights and measures provided in both metric and imperial). With more than 1000 outstanding color artworks, Military Uniforms Visual Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and accessible reference work that will appeal to anyone with an interest in military matters.

REVIEWS

“Offering 650 color illustrations total, plus a few photos, this visual reference presents chronological entries on military uniforms worn in specific conflicts around the world, from the 18th century through the present conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each entry’s high-quality, photorealistic illustrations are accompanied by descriptions and info on country, date, and theater of the war. Entries focus mostly on uniforms, but some weapons and equipment are illustrated. The book includes a brief introduction on the origins of military uniforms and their development through history, plus a glossary.”
Book News

“…attractive volume….those interested in the uniforms of military personnel from around the world, especially those who served during the period from World War II to the present, will find much to enjoy within its pages”
Journal of America’s Military Past

“…highly recommended for military hobbyists and as a reference source to anyone interested in the history of the uniform.”
Mataka.Org

Comments

Thortrains says:

Not an encyclopedia nor a viable reference. Do not waste your money. The illustrations in the book are by Malcom MacGregor and most have been in previous works such as 20th Century Military Uniforms by Chris McNab, The Armed Forces of World War II by Andrew Mollo, Modern Fighting Men, and Uniforms of World War II by Peter Darman. Those for the section entitled Wars of Revolution 1789 to 1914 are mostly black and white – color is notably lacking! So is useful information throught this “encyclopedia”. Each soldier gets a very small paragraph that does not give…

C. Michael Hall says:

Of limited value. I’m a professional cartoonist and comic book artist. After I purchased this book as reference for a job, I experienced a profound disappointment at finding so many B&W illustrations in the book. What “visual encyclopedia” of militaria runs B&W pictures? How is that useful as a reference work, particularly one about uniforms, which are defined by their colors and details?Additionally, the book really skimps on pre-WWII content. Luckily, I hedged my bets and purchased some other…

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