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Brazilian Expeditionary Force in World War II
48 page book.

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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP MAA465
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Authors: Ricardo Bonalume Neto Cesar Campiani Maximiano
Illustrator: Ramiro Bujeiro

About this book
In the English-speaking world, it is generally unknown that a volunteer Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB) fought alongside the US Army in Italy from mid-1944 until the end of the war. This was in effect a light infantry division, consisting of three infantry regiments augmented with artillery and light armour. It was supported by a Brazilian Air Force contingent of a light reconnaissance squadron as well as a P-47 Thunderbolt-equipped fighter squadron. Although all weapons, uniform, kit and equipment were either American-supplied or American models, there were distinctive Brazilian adaptations to uniforms and other key pieces of kit. This is a seriously researched volume on a little-studied subject matter complete with a range of previously unpublished photographs and specially commissioned artwork plates.

  • Introduction - historical and political background
  • The pre-war Brazilian Army
  • Creation and organization of the FEB
  • Uniforms and equipment of the FEB - Army and Air Force
  • Combat record of the FEB in Italy
  • Conclusion - post-war consequences for US relations with Latin America
Paperback; March 2011; 48 pages; ISBN: 9781849084833

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