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782 Gear : United States Marine Corps Field Gear and Equipment of World War II
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Condition: Brand New
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Topic: WWII (1939-45)
Subject: Military & War
Publication Year: 2009
Language: English
Format: Hardcover

This book is the companion volume to Glenns 2006 United States Marine Corps Uniforms, Insignia, and Personal Items of World War II. With numerous rare and never before published war time photographs, 782 Gear is the most in-depth pictorial study of the many patterns, and variations of Marine Corps field gear known then as 782 Gear that U.S. Marines carried in the Pacific War. The author also visited the island battlefields hes written about and conducted field endurance tests with original Marine Corps gear to give the reader a more complete understanding of how each piece of equipment endured the rigors of combat. With this unprecedented level of research, 782 Gear is, along with its companion volume, the World War II Marine Corps collectors guide book and bible.