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By Philip Katcher

ISBN-10: 0850456908

ISBN-13: 9780850456905

The U.S. military through the Civil struggle used to be the most important the rustic had raised in its short background; and it should stay the biggest ever raised till global battle I. In all, 2,772,408 males served in a few department or different of the USA military. This particular paintings by means of Philip Katcher is a complete advisor to the uniforms, accoutrements, insignia and guns of the Union Troops who fought the yankee Civil struggle (1861-1865), with a wealth of illustrations, together with modern images and 8 complete web page color plates via Ron Volstad.

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Josef Charita) 40 (Verwundetenabzeichen) Some thought was given to the question of whether or not to include this badge here. It was not given only for specific campaigns or types of service. It was, however, closely related to the combat badges – as specified in the qualification criteria for various battle badges quoted above, very often the award of a wound badge was accompanied by the bestowal of the relevant combat award if this was not already held. Finally, of course, the mere fact that they were awarded for wounds suffered in action makes these badges true ‘battle insignia’ in the most undeniable sense.

Equally spurious are those shields showing the so-called Stalingrad Cross as worn by the ‘Hoch und Deutschmeister’ Regiment (see below under Unit Level Insignia). MEDALS The Eastern Winter 1941/42 Campaign Medal ( M e d a i l l e Wi n t e r s c h l a c h t i m O s t e n 1 9 4 1 / 4 2 o r ‘Ostmedaille’) The handsome campaign medal for the first winter on the Eastern Front, 1941/42, cast in gunmetal colour with silverpolished details; see also Plate G4a. Unique in that it was designed by a serving combat soldier, this award was instituted on 26 May 1942, to reward those who had taken part in the first winter campaign in Russia between 15 November 1941 and 15 April 1942.

Kavallerie-Division A white metal badge worn on the left side of the cap – within a circular border a rider on horseback leaping over an obstacle. 1. Panzer-Division Widely worn within the division, this was a thin sheet metal stamping showing a single oak leaf, the tactical sign of the division. It had a number of holes around the edge for sewing to the left side of the field cap. 3. Panzer-Division A tilted metal ‘cross of Lorraine’ shape with two diagonal crossbars on the vertical, worn on the left side of the cap.

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