Courageous Captains is the most comprehensive omnibus picture book ever created for detailed photographic images of World War 2 military officers' uniforms, decorations, insignia, weapons and equipment. Over 150 original full-color large format studio portraits detailing historically correct service dress, utility and combat uniforms, along with explanatory historical context. Absolutely essential for re-enactors, dramatic and cinemagraphic costumers, and pure history buffs. Decorations, awards and unit and rank insignia are all correctly placed and explained, with internal hyperlinks to see dazzling color close-up photos of each.
A total of 15 nations’ armed forces are represented, with special attention to those of Germany and the United States. The most important representative weapons and field gear, aircraft, armored vehicles and artillery are all displayed with explanatory historical notes and hundreds of clear, large-format full color photos. Camouflage schemes and stories are related along with full-color composite images showing wearers in their actual historical battlefield settings.
In addition, each individual Captain is linked to his principal battlefield allies—Friendly Captains—and his most important battlefield opponents—Enemy Captains—to create a big-picture understanding of each Theater of Operations through its individual participants.
Courageous Captains is more than 800 pages of colorful history, fascinating background information and helpful verbal and graphic context; a masterwork that will be indispensable to World War 2 historians and enthusiasts alike.
Download a Free Sample of Courageous Captains from the link at right. When you open it as a slide show in Microsoft PowerPoint or a full-featured alternative program such as FreeOffice Presentations, you'll find you can click through from the CONTENTS page to Hauptmann Luftwaffe flying jacket. From there, click the links for detailed closeups and other auxiliary images, then check out the NAVIGATING page for an explanation of how to surf through this Captain's principal enemy and friendly counterparts. Click from one Friendly or Enemy Captain to the next, exploring each one's medals, insignia, and equipment in high-resolution full color photos. And remember, although your head will be spinning with all the detailed information and images you'll see with these few Captains, you'll only be seeing a tiny fraction of the complete Courageous Captains collection.
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