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782 GEAR: UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS FIELD GEAR & EQUIPMENT OF WORLD WAR II

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Author: Harlan Glenn
Publisher: SCHIFFER BOOKS, Aug 2009
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-7643-3355-0

Synopsis
The most in-depth pictorial study of the many patterns, & variations of Marine Corps field gear that U.S. Marines carried in the Pacific War. Glenn 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. 800+ Color & B&W photos; 9x12 inches, 336 pgs.

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This new book is the companion volume to Glenn's 2006 United States Marine Corps Uniforms, Insignia, & Personal Items of World War II. With numerous rare & never before published war time photographs, 782 Gear is the most in-depth pictorial study of the many patterns, & 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 he's written about & 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 Collector's Guide Book & Bible.

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