The following books are the best place to start when getting into re-enacting as a hobby. It is usually a good idea to stock up on reference
material before you buy one item of GI gear! Most of these books can be found at Amazon.com. Older or vintage books are available from Bob
Adams of B & L Collectibles.
Uniforms and Equipment
The WW2 GI in Color Photographs - Richard Windrow and Tim Hawkins, Motorbooks International, 1993. An excellent guide to US Army combat
uniforms in WW2. All photos are in color, using re-enactors in period uniforms.
US Army Uniforms of World War II - Shelby Stanton, Stackpole Books, 1991. The basic guide to the development of American uniforms during the
war. Many great photographs.
U.S. Army Photo Album - Jonathan Gawne, Historie & Collections,1996. A collection of rare WW2 photos capturing the US Army in color!
Doughboy to GI - Kenneth Lewis, Norman D. Landing, 1993. An illustrated guide to every item of clothing and equipment issued to the American
soldier in WW1 and WW2.
US Infantry Weapons of World War II - Bruce Canfield, Andrew Mowbray, 1996. Comprehensive guide to all weapons used by the Infantry in
The War in the Pacific - Jonathan Gawne, Stackpole Books, 1996. An illustrated guide to the US Army in the Pacific.
Patton's Third Army - Christopher J. Anderson, Stackpole Books, 1997. A collection of photos covering the Third Army. Many pictures of the 26th
Division and 104th Regiment!
Patton's Third Army at War - George Forty, Arms and Armour Press, 1992. A brief history of the Third Army with many excellent photographs.
The 26th Infantry Division
Normandy to the Bulge - Richard D. Courtney, Southern Illinois University Press, 1997. An excellent first person account of a GI in the 104th
Infantry Regiment. Many great tidbits of information on the everyday life of a soldier in WW2.
History of a Combat Regiment, the 104th Infantry - A period unit history about the illustrious 104th Infantry Regiment.
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