Introduction /The Danish Army: organisation, battle record, uniforms and insignia /The Norwegian Army: organisation, battle record, uniforms and insignia /The Royal Netherlands Army: organisation, battle record, uniforms and insignia /The Belgian Army: organisation, battle record, uniforms and insignia /Bibliography /Plate commentaries /Index
Fully illustrated with period photographs and full-colour artwork, this book examines the dress, insignia, equipment, organization and combat performance of the small, brave armies of Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium, armies that were crushed by Hitler's Blitzkrieg war machine in spring 1940.
Dr Nigel Thomas is an accomplished linguist and military historian, formerly a Principal Lecturer at Northumbria University, now a freelance military author, translator and military uniform consultant. His interests are 20th-century military and civil uniformed organizations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He was awarded a PhD on the Eastern enlargement of NATO. Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his career in 1987 after graduating from Austin Peay State University. Most of his work is rendered in Adobe Photoshop using a Cintiq monitor. His greatest influences are Angus McBride, Don Troiani, and Edouard Detaille. His interests include karate, running, Bible reading, history, and making English longbows.
"For the first time in English, all four nations' orders of battle are listed. Thomas also details their organization, uniforms and equipment...Wartime photos, insignia charts and detailed color plates by Johnny Shumate showing uniforms and gear illustrate this concise history." --Toy Soldier & Model Figure magazine