Military Press, New York, new ed., 1990. 224 pp., frontis., numerous cold., ills., + b&w photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 30 x 24cm. FINE. This book stresses the development of America’s Army and Marines from their colonial beginnings to the present showing how each campaign has affected them. Special attention is paid to the history, organisation, weapons and overall philosophy of American ground troops in each era. The history of the combat soldier’s personal equipment is also traced throughout each period, and elite twentieth century units such as the Special Forces and Rangers have their own chapters. Finally, detailed information, dates and numbers compliment the wealth of photographs and colour illustrations that trace the development of American military uniforms, both for dress and in the field.