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 adaptations to uniforms and other key pieces of kit. This is a seriously researched volume on a little-studied subject matter complete with a range of previously unpublished photographs and specially commissioned artwork plates.
Bloomsbury Publishing; December 2011
- ISBN: 9781780962856
- Edition: 1
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- Title: Brazilian Expeditionary Force in World War II
- Author: Cesar Campiani Maximiano; Ricardo Bonalume Neto; Ramiro Bujeiro (ill.)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
About The Author
William Shepherd studied classics at Clare College, Cambridge, in the 1960s and then embarked on a career in publishing, which finally brought him to Osprey, retiring from the position of chief executive in 2007. He is author of The Persian War (Cambridge, 1982), translated from Herodotus as well as Campaign 222: Salamis 480 BC (Osprey, 2010). He has also written reading books for children and articles in the Osprey Military Journal, of which he was joint editor. He lives in the Cherwell Valley, north of Oxford.
Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.