Bates, Stuart; Suciu, PeterPublisher:
Soft CoverBook Condition:
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tallDescription:
New book, 140 pages. A Gallery of Military Headdress is a highly valuable resource that examines this often overlooked component of military uniforms. The book features over 280 high quality colour photographs, detailing an extensive range of military helmets, caps, hats, turbans, etc from a wide variety of nations and across many time periods. Many of the most well know and more obscure types of headdress from the U.K, Europe and America are covered in detail, but there is also extensive coverage of the Middle East, Central Asia and India. A Gallery of Military Headdress includes original articles from noted authors Peter Suciu, Stuart Bates, Benny Bough and Pedro Soares Branco. Topics include the development of the French Adrian helmet, the history of Communist Bloc helmets, British Bearskin caps, the British Home Service Helmet, Scottish headdress, the origin and evolution of spiked helmets, military conical hats and much more. Heavily illustrated with colour illustrations, modern and period photographs, and accompanied by extensive texts detailing the history and the factors which influenced the design of the headdress. A Gallery of Military Headdress is the third book authored by Peter Suciu and Stuart Bates on the history of the military headdress. Based on their own extensive collections and research, plus contributions from many other collectors and historians from around the world, this book is a comprehensive and accessible reference work that will appeal to anyone with an interest in military uniforms.