Flame On

U.S. Incendiary Weapons, 1918-1945

John W. Mountcastle

A concise history of the development and use of incendiary weapons--flamethrowers, incendiary bombs, napalm, and more--by the American military in the twentieth century, with a focus on World War II. Also covers the history of incendiaries from ancient times to World War II and through Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.
Publication date:
March 2016
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
20 b/w photos
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811716895

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£15.99

Overview
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• * Describes how the U.S. created its incendiary weapons program virtually from scratch during World War II
* Pivotal episodes include Omaha Beach on D-Day and the skilled performance of an armored flamethrower battalion in the Pacific
* Also covers the history of incendiaries from ancient times to World War II and through Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm

A concise history of the development and use of incendiary weapons--flamethrowers, incendiary bombs, napalm, and more--by the American military in the twentieth century, with a focus on World War II. * Describes how the U.S. created its incendiary weapons program virtually from scratch during World War II * Pivotal episodes include Omaha Beach on D-Day and the skilled performance of an armored flamethrower battalion in the Pacific * Also covers the history of incendiaries from ancient times to World War II and through Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm