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World War II Battlefield Communications
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP ELI181
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Author: Gordon L Rottman
Illustrator: Peter Dennis

About this book
Perhaps the biggest difference in the fighting between the two world wars lay in the invention of the man-portable radio that allowed for a greater degree of tactical coordination than ever before. Gordon L. Rottman provides an informative study of the use of small radios, field telephones, signal flares and ground-to-air signaling that revolutionized the battlefield.

  • The state of the art in 1939
  • The basic means: messengers, manpack radios, vehicle radios, field telephones, signal pistols and flares, colored smoke, air/ground signals
  • Capabilities and limitations
  • Basic procedures
  • Countermeasures: interception and jamming
  • National specifics of equipment and procedures: US, UK, Soviet, German, Japanese and wartime developments
Paperback; June 2010; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781846038471

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