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    US Armed Forces in China 1856-1941 (Men-At-Arms (Osprey)) (Paperback) By (author) John P. Langellier, Illustrated by Mike Chappell

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    DescriptionThis volume reveals the little-known story of the 90-year presence of American forces in China until the fall of Peking in 1941. Included is coverage of the first operations on the Pearl River in 1856 as well as US involvement in the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. As China entered a chaotic period in her history, known as the years of the Warlord, American marines also participated in numerous small-scale amphibious landings. Finally, during the later Sino-Japanese War and early into World War II, US volunteers of the Flying Tigers became renowned for their combat missions in support of Chinese Nationalist forces, and their aerial duels are also recounted by the author John P. Langellier, who has spent several years researching the subject in the US and China. Discover the history of these various actions and the different services involved, recreated in color artwork and illustrated with rare, previously unpublished photographs.


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    Title
    US Armed Forces in China 1856-1941
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John P. Langellier, Illustrated by Mike Chappell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846034930
    ISBN 10: 1846034930
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: JWL, HBJK, HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES, CHRN/ERLY20
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    B&T Approval Code: A44093000
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    B&T Approval Code: A15406030
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037030
    DC22: 951.035
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 355.03109730
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
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    BISAC region code: 2.5.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: UA26.C58 L36 2009
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    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHF, JWL, NHK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP, 3MN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    01 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    John P. Langellier received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in History from the University of San Diego and his Ph.D. in Military History from Kansas State University. He is the author of numerous books and monographs, and has worked as a historical curator for several years. He has previously written MAA 281, WAR 31 and CAM 95 for Osprey Publishing and has researched this particular subject in both the US and China.
    Review quote
    "In this book the author tells the story of these turbulent times and the units, Army, Navy and Marine, that took part in the various operations. A good portion of the book concentrates on the Boxer Rebellion as that was the major military event of this period, though there were other smaller conflicts. Men-at-Arms is basically a book on uniforms and the superlative illustrations of Mike Chappell show the various uniforms and equipment of the men of this period... The book also includes a number of quite rare photographs that should prove to be quite interesting to the enthusiast... In all, one of Osprey's most interesting titles and one that I know you will enjoy reading as much as did I." -Scott Van Aken, "Modeling Madness www.modelingmadness.com "(July 2009)"This book is a good source of information on US uniforms in Asia and Pacific. The color plates are by Mike Chappell, who in my opinion is one of the best military illustrators around today. There is a good collection of contemporary photos relating to all the elements of the US forces covered. The book also contains three still photos from "modern" feature films made about the historic events encompassed by the text." -John Burt, "Toy Soldier and Model Figure"