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Military Decorations, Medals,
Emblems and Insignia
Historic Book Collection on CD
Military Decorations, Medals, Emblems and Insignia is a 16 volume collection looking at the history of military identifications and awards. The collection is primarily focused on United States and England (including a fascinating collection of knighthood) but it has many details on other militaries around the world. The collection provides a fascinating glimpse of all the various identifications and honors of various military units through modern history making it a must have collection for any enthusiast of military history.
Here are the volumes in the collection: War medals and decorations issued to the British military and naval forces and allies 1588 to 1910 (1910) - Irwin, D. Hastings - 613 pagesChats on military curios (1915) - Johnson, Stanley Currie - 349 pagesMilitary And Naval Recognition Book: A Handbook On The Organization, Uniforms And Insignia Of Rank Of The World's Armed Forces; Etiquette And Customs Of The American Services; Complete And Colored Plates Of U.S. Decorations, Medals And Ribbons, 4th Ed., 1943 (1943) - Dorling, H. Taprell - 470 pagesOrders, decorations and insignia, military and civil; with the history and romance of their origin and a full of each (1921) - Wyllie, Robert E - 375 pagesThe book of orders of knighthood and decorations of honour of all nations, comprising a historical account of each order, military, naval, and civil, from the earliest to the present time, with lists of the knights and companions of each British order (1858) - Burke, Bernard - 836 pagesAmerican orders & societies and their decorations : the objects of the military and naval orders, commemorative and patriotic societies of the United States and the requirements for membership therein, with illustrations in colored relief (1917) - Hood, Jennings - 188 pagesThe ABC of war medals and decorations : being the history of the manner in which they were won, and a complete record of their award, their characteristics, how they are named and how they are counterfeited (1918) - Steward, W. Augustus - 593 pagesWar medals and their history (1915) - Steward, W. Augustus - 585 pagesThe medal collector; a guide to naval, military, air force and civil medals and ribbons (1921) - Johnson, Stanley Currie - 377 pagesThe medals of our fighting men (1910) - Johnson, Stanley Currie - 163 pagesEdwards's military catalogue. Books, pamphlets, plates, &c. on military history and biography, narratives of expeditions and campaigns, land battles & sea fights, sieges & blockades in all ages and countries, the art of war, army and navy administration, regimental records, costumes, badges, medals, etc. (1907) - Francis Edwards - 699 pagesPocket Guide of Uniform Insignia (1943) - 27 pagesShoulder Patch Insignia of the U.S. Armed Forces (1944) - 19 pagesTheir glory cannot fade; this souvenir, illustrating the insignia of the Canadian Army, is a simple tribute to the Canadian soldiers who went overseas (1918) - 22 pagesAir Force Combat Units of World War II - 521 pagesUncle Sam's fact book of the world war; containing a thousand and one facts worth knowing concerning the struggle for democracy, including army and navy organization, insignia of rank, pay rolls, branches of the service, regulating laws, classification under and official record of drafts, etc (1918) - 274 pages
Here are some pages from various volumes to give you an idea of the types of illustrations contained in several of the books in this collection:
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