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American Military Patch Guide: Army, Army Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Civil Air Patrol, National Guard Paperback – June 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Medals of America Press; 1st edition (June 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884452329
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884452321
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,136,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 21, 1999
Format: Paperback
From the title and the description, I was expecting a comprehensive guide to patches from all service branches. In fact, this book is heavily weighted in favor of Army patches. There are no patches for individual ships, submarines, or aviation units (i.e., squadrons). If you are interested in such patches you must look elsewhere. The patches are clearly reproduced, but I would have appreciated more information on each patch: unless you are already familiar with an individual unit, it's difficult to determine when the patches were in use.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 20, 1998
Format: Paperback
this book was an interesting collection of military patches with many colorful illustrations of various shoulder sleeve insignia.
my main interest was in us army airborne patches, and i was disappointed that more of that type were not shown. i have later learned that several errors were made in the collection.
i would have enjoyed seeing more narrative text to explain what some of the patches represented, when they were worn, and how the authors came to discover the existence of many of the patches shown.
i feel i got my money's worth with the book, but will continue to look for a definitive source about the subject of airborne patches.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Waywood on February 12, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB GATHERING ILLUSTRATIONS ABOUT AMERICAN ARMY PATCHES. IF YOU NEED TO FIND ONE, IT IS PROBABLY IN HERE. IF YOU WERE LOOKING FOR A HISTORY OF THESE PATCHES; WHERE THE DESIGNS CAME FROM OR WHY A DESIGN WAS CHOSEN, THERE ARE ONLY A FEW TANTALIZING EXAMPLES CITED. PERHAPS I EXPECTED TOO MUCH. THE FEW HISTORICAL EXAMPLES CITED IN THIS BOOK, LEFT ME WANTING MORE. THE FACT THAT THE 45TH DIVISION'S SYMBOL WAS A SWASTIKA, AN OLD INDIAN SYMBOL REACHING FAR BACK INTO ANCIENT HISTORY, BEFORE WORLD WAR 2 WAS SUPRISING; OR THAT THE 4TH DIVISION'S SYMBOL ARE SPRIGS OF IVY STANDING ALSO FOR THE ROMAN NUMERAL 4 (I AND V) WAS ALSO INTRIGUING. STILL THIS IS A VERY GOOD BOOK, AND I RECOMMEND IT FOR COLLECTORS.
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By david givens on July 6, 2014
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this is what it said it was and then some
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