Title: Heraldry in War – Formation Badges 1939-1945
Author: Cole, N
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publication Date: 1983
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 290 pages
Comments: The detailed illustrated guide to the formation badges of the British armies, corps, divisions or other military formations during World War 2 with an explanation of each and details of their significance.
Interested in British military insignia of the Second World War?
Then this long out-of-print book is the one for you. Although not aspiring to be a complete authority on the subject, the author’s knowledge is immense, and he includes with his drawings of the badges information on how the insignia came to be adopted, and brief details of the war service of the unit concerned.
The author’s own interest in the subject was first sparked when he was asked to come up with a new badge for a Naval antiaircraft unit. After his idea was adopted, Lt.-Col. Cole began to collect badges and the resulting collection forms the basis for this absorbing book, which takes in armies, corps, divisions and smaller units too. An essential guide for all those interested in the heraldry of modern war.