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  • United States. Two Armed Forces Insignia Books
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United States. Two Armed Forces Insignia Books

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United States. Two Armed Forces Insignia Books

1. US Army Cloth Insignia - 1941 to the Present - An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors, by Leroy Thompson: hardcover, navy blue cloth cover, with dust jacket, copyrighted by the author in 1987, first published in 1987 by Arms and Armour Press Limited of Pool, Dorset, printed and bound in Great Britain by Biddles Ltd. of Guildford and King's Lynn, distributed in the USA by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. of New York, ISBN 0-85368-850-8. As stated on the dust jacket: "US military cloth insignia are now eagerly sought by collectors on both sides of the Atlantic. The wide range of designs and colors utilized by the US Army through World War Two, Korea and Vietnam is now joined by new units and specializations as the most high-tech army in the world approaches the 21st century. With more than 700 illustrations, this book provides the first general introduction to the badges and insignia that the collector will find. The range of badges worn by the US Army personnel over nearly five decades since the USA entered World War Two is immense. The selection of items in this book has therefore been selected very carefully to present a balanced guide to the subject, with representatives of the three main types of cloth insignia and their variants: shoulder sleeve insignia, pocket patches and beret flashes." It begins with a Table of Contents, followed by an Introduction, a Price Guide and a List of Abbreviations. Contents include: Commands and Headquarters; Army Groups; Armies; Infantry Divisions; Infantry Brigades; Infantry Regiments; Regimental Combat Teams; Cavalry Divisions and Brigades; Cavalry Regiments; Armored Divisions; Armored Brigades; Armored Cavalry Regiments; Miscellaneous Armored Units; Artillery Formations and Units; Engineer Formations and Units; Airborne Formations and Units; Rangers; Service Commands and Transport Battalions; Support Brigades; Logistic Commands; Civil Affairs Brigades; Recruiting Services, Schools, Colleges and Academies; Miscellaneous Units; Special Patches; Beret Patches - Special Forces Groups; 82nd Airborne Division and XVIII Airborne Groups; 101st Airborne and Miscellaneous Units. It concludes with a section entitled Further Reading. The book contains 72 pages of text and photographs, printed in black ink, 64 pages on an white semi-gloss paper stock, complemented by an 8 page price guide insert on a cerulean blue paper, measuring 140 mm (w) x 222 mm (h) x 10 mm (d);

2. Elite Unit Insignia of the Vietnam War - An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors, by Brian L. Davis: hardcover, maroon cloth cover, with dust jacket, copyrighted by the author in 1986, first published in 1986 by Arms and Armour Press Limited of London, printed and bound in Great Britain, distributed in the USA by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. of New York, ISBN 0-85368-815-X. As stated on the dust jacket: "During the Vietnam War, the diversity of units assigned to carry out special missions engendered a vast number of colorful and interesting insignia. Literally hundreds of badges and patches were designed for such units as the US and South Vietnamese Airborne, Long Range Patrols, Rangers, SEALs and reconnaissance troops. Today these badges are highly collectible. Alongside the five major 'elite' formations serving in Vietnam were a host of smaller, more specialist - and often more clandestine - units: 'advisors', Projects 'Omega', 'Delta', 'Sigma', the Marine 'Reccondos' (Reconnaissance Commandos) and the Navy's redoubtable SEALs. All of these forces are represented in this book, together with the indigenous special forces of South Vietnam, including Rangers, the Hac Baos (Black Panthers), LLDN, Nungs and Montagnards trained by the US Special Forces, Mobile Guerilla Forces and many more. Because it was so easy to find a local tailor in Vietnam to get a special badge made, unauthorized insignia proliferated beside the standard-issue. US-manufactured badges. Such a wide range of insignia presents particular dangers for the collector, who needs to be especially wary of fakes. Expert guidance is to hand in this authoritative guide, which depicts more than 200 badges." It begins with a Table of Contents, followed by an Introduction, a Price Guide, and a Glossary and List of Abbreviations. Contents includes: US Airborne, Ranger, Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol and Special Forces Distinctive Insignias, Parachute Wings, parachute ovals and others; US Airborne, Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol and Ranger units, cloth insignia; US Special Forces Insignia; US Marine Corps Reconnaissance Insignia; US Navy SEAL Insignia; Vietnamese metal para wings, beret badges, Distinctive Insignias and others; Vietnamese cloth para wings; Vietnamese Special Forces cloth insignia; US Special Forces Trained Indigeous Personnel Insignia; Vietnamese Ranger Insignia; Vietnamese Hac Bao Insignia; Vietnamese Provincial Reconnaissance Unit Insignia; Vietnamese Paratrooper Insignia; Vietnamese Marine Insignia; Vietnamese SEAL Insignia. It concludes with a Select Bibliography. The book contains 68 pages of text and photographs, printed in black ink, 64 pages on an white semi-gloss paper stock, complemented by a 4 page price guide insert on a pink paper, measuring 140 mm (w) x 222 mm (h) x 10 mm (d). Both dust jackets exhibit some wear and/or sunning, however, the pages within remain unaffected. Together, better than very fine.

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