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Brazilian Expeditionary Force in World War II.

Author: Ricardo Bonalume Neto
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing Ltd, 2011.
Series: Men-at-arms series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the English-speaking world, it is generally unknown that a volunteer Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB) fought alongside the US Army in Italy from mid-1944 until the end of the war. This was in effect a light infantry division, consisting of three infantry regiments augmented with artillery and light armour. It was supported by a Brazilian Air Force contingent of a light reconnaissance squadron as well as a P-47  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bonalume Neto, Ricardo.
Brazilian Expeditionary Force in World War II.
Oxford : Osprey Publishing Ltd, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ricardo Bonalume Neto
ISBN: 9781780962856 1780962851
OCLC Number: 881163779
Description: 1 online resource (128 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; The Brazilian Armed Forces in the Interwar Period; Brazil Joins the Allies, 1942; Brazilian-US Cooperation in the South Atlantic; The Brazilian Expeditionary Force; Creation of the FEB; Personnel and Training; Italy; Initial Combat Experience, September-October 1944; The Brazilian Division in Battle; Monte Castello, November-December 1944; Holding the Line, December 1944-February 1945; Close-Quarter Combat by Night; Operation "Encore"; Monte Castello and La Serra, February 1945; Montese and the Po Valley; April-May 1945; 1st Reconnaissance Troop. The Final AdvanceThe Postwar Years; The Brazilian Air Force Squadrons; Uniforms and Equipment; FEB Uniforms; Insignia; Helmet Insignia; Field Equipment; Further Reading & Sources; Plate Commentaries; Imprint.
Series Title: Men-at-arms series.

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In the English-speaking world, it is generally unknown that a volunteer Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB) fought alongside the US Army in Italy from mid-1944 until the end of the war. This was in effect a light infantry division, consisting of three infantry regiments augmented with artillery and light armour. It was supported by a Brazilian Air Force contingent of a light reconnaissance squadron as well as a P-47 Thunderbolt-equipped fighter squadron. Although all weapons, uniform, kit and equipment were either American-supplied or American models, there were distinctive Brazilian adapta.

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