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World War II River Assault Tactics

World War II River Assault Tactics Book Brief

By Rachel E. Veres

Date of Review November 2013 Title World War II River Assault Tactics
Author Gordon L. Rottman Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2013 ISBN 9781780961088
Format 64 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $18.95


Rottman discusses WWII ETO river crossing equipment and tactics in the 195th volume of Osprey's "Elite" series.  Coverage demonstrates how armies prepared for such risks.  And figure painters craving ideas will enjoy Peter Dennis' wonderful color plates.  Another exceptional Osprey addition!


  • Introduction
  • Improvised Means of Crossing
  • Engineer Boats
  • Engineer Bridge Units
  • Bridging Equipment
  • Emplacing Bridges
  • The Contested River Crossing
  • Defense of a River Line
  • Conduct of the Assault Crossing
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index

My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!