Sailors in Forest Green: USN Personnel attached to the USMC

From the “U.S. Navy Uniforms in World War II” series. Most of the book is about Navy corpsmen, it also includes sections on basic USMC uniforms and equipment as well as other units attached to the USMC like seabees and demolitions experts. The information about Navy hospital corpsmen is incredible, super detailed, lots of great period pictures and very informative text. There are also pictures of models wearing original Gear to demonstrate how it was worn. In the (very nice) foreword the author apologizes for using only few different models to demonstrate a lot of gear and uniforms and that special emphasis was put on pictures being taken in a period style. I have absolutely no problem with the few number of models, i think there was no need to apologize. But the Picture of the models are sometimes quite bad. I do not know if simply a crappy camera was used or if some kind of filters were applied later on to make them look “period”. In my opinion bad lighting, and cheap looking chroma noise do not make a great “period” looking photo. Luckily only a few shots are really bad, most are at least OK. Anyways, this is the only downside to this book, otherwise it is fantastic. Still highly recommended to anybody interested in Navy corpsmen.

Sailors in Forest Green: USN Personnel attached to the USMC, 336 pages, hardcover, ISBN: 978-0764324260

~ by m1pencil on September 16, 2010.

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