1st Edition HB 1999
Hardback with dustjacket. First published in the US in 1999 by
"Schiffer Publishing Ltd." Printer N/K. Written by Harlan Glenn.
For King and Country is the first in a series of in-depth studies which will
cover the uniforms, equipment, insignia, weapons, vehicles, and personal items
of the British and Commonwealth soldier of World War II. This initial volume
covers the British Airborne soldier of the 1st and 6th Airborne Divisions,
and the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade. With over 540 colour recreation,
and detail photos and over 65 unpublished war era black and white photographs,
the complete airborne rig is covered in great detail. For King and Country brings
to life the British Airborne soldier as never before. Each branch of the Airborne
is covered: included are the paratroops, glider troops, divisional and administrative
departments, and the glider pilots, as well as those liaison and attached troops.