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G.I. COLLECTORS GUIDE: Army Service Forces Catalog: US Army European Theater of Operations [Hardcover]

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Item description for G.I. COLLECTORS GUIDE: Army Service Forces Catalog: US Army European Theater of Operations by Henry Enjames...

This is spectacular new book from Europe's leading uniform and equipment publisher will follow in the footsteps as such classics from the past as From Doughboy to GI.

Histoire and Collections has earned a reputation for producing the finest, incredibly detailed and sumptuously illustrated books. Their technique reaches a new level with this latest book.

All the uniforms, insignia, badges, weapons and equipment of the ETO are described in detail and depicted in both photographs and full color graphics.

This book is a must for any collector in the field.


"This book must rate a perfect "10" for your reference library...the heavyweight champion of reference books for anyone interested in modeling the World War II G.I.'s and their equipment... one resource book that can just about do it all...This treasure book even concludes with a selection of some trophies "liberated" from the other side. If you can only buy one book for your WWII G.I. references, buy Government Issue and see where the term "G.I." came from. Thank you, Mr. Enjames."Historica Formus 3/05

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Item Specifications...

Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.8" Width: 9.1" Height: 1"
Weight:   4.25 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Histoire and Collections
ISBN  2913903878  
ISBN13  9782913903876  

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GI in WWII  Feb 26, 2008
Important and majestic book regarding all material and items used by GI in WWII; extremely important for beginning collectors and modellers.
World War II Collectibles  Feb 7, 2008
This is the most in depth book I have found in color on the subject of European Theater American WWII collectibles. This is my most favorite book on the subject and I highly recommend it if you are getting started in this hobby. It accompanies me to all shows I attend. But be careful, with more knowledge, comes the a greater want to buy the stuff! Highly recommended!
Best refernce book out there  Oct 29, 2007
I have collected since the early 70's and still don't know it all but this book tells me everything I need to know for the ETO. Would like to see the same book put out for the pacific theater. This book covers everything from the simpelest of items to the most advanced items for collectors. A must have for the military collector. This book is used by the National Veterans Memorial Museum for reference in their collection.
A Living Historian's godsend  May 25, 2007
As a World War II reenactor, there have been plenty of times when I've wanted to double check the information on a particular item. I'd seen this book for sale at a couple of shows, but shied away from the price. Finding it at this site for much less sealed the deal.

Want to ID a division patch? Need to know where the "U.S." pin belongs on the service coat? Found a old military wool overcoat in the closet and want to know more about it? These questions and much more can be answered with this fantastic book. It has helped me several times, both before and after a militaria purchase. Dress uniforms, cold weather gear, equipment, weapons... everything you'd expect and everything you wouldn't. Gear for chaplains, female personnel, signal corps, engineers. Want to know what a Medical Department food tray looked like? Snow shoes by the Mountain troops? How about a company field desk? Chemical Department gloves? Ever wonder about what kind of cigarettes were included with the rations? Wonder no more. Just about the only area the book doesn't cover is anything to do with the Army Air Forces, which is a pity.

If I had known about the treasure trove of information that this book held within it's pages, I'd have scooped it up years ago. I anticipate using it for research for years to come.
Collect your own US Army history!!!  May 23, 2007
This book was recommended to me by a fellow US Army collector / enthusiast. It gives superb descriptions of each item, as well as detailed pictures. Since purchasing this book, I have realised just how valuable some of my collection is - & have also discovered the history behind some items that I thought were not that important. A must for any US Army enthusiast.

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