By David Hollins
Austrian troops have been recruited from territories as varied as glossy Belgium, the Czech Republic, important Romania and northern Italy, besides volunteers from southern Germany and a sprinkling of Irishmen. the typical soldier can have came across himself battling wherever throughout a space bounded via Belgrade, Kiev, Brussels and Milan in this interval, and in terrain as varied because the Po valley and the Swiss mountains. Dave Hollins appears on the existence and reports of either the normal infantry and the veteran elite of the Grenadier battalions, masking every little thing from their uncomplicated education and gear to the strategies and horror of the battlefield.
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This included M3A1 halftracks, M3A1 White scout cars, 37mm gun-armed M8 armored cars, and 75mm M8 self-propelled howitzers, plus some French 47mm gun-armed Panhard AMD 178B armored cars. The ARVN retained the French system of mounted-unit designations. In US service an armored cavalry regiment comprised battalion-sized squadrons, with company-sized troops divided into platoons. In the European system a mounted regiment was of battalion size, composed of company-sized squadrons made up of platoon-sized troops.
At the same time there were 220,800 PF in 7,968 platoons. To put in perspective just how large a force the RF was, in 1974 the 11 ARVN infantry divisions, with additional regiments and battalions in some, fielded a total of 436 rifle companies. 39 THE ARVN SOLDIER Infantry armed with M16A1 rifles move through a shell-blasted area. 30cal machine gun belts are carried with the bullet points outwards, to keep them from digging into the neck. (Nguyen Ngoc Hanh) The Vietnamese are as diverse as any other society, and soldiers were conscripted from all walks of life, ranging from illiterate peasants from deep in the countryside to educated city boys.
D3: Airborne beret badge D4: Jumpwings D5: Jump designator D6: 5th Airborne Battalion pocket patch D7: Airborne Group shoulder patch (May 1955) D8: Airborne Brigade shoulder patch (December 1959) D9: Airborne Division shoulder patch (December 1965) E : I N FA N T RY, L AT E 1 9 6 0 s - E A R LY 1 9 7 0 s E 1 : Ma c hi ne gunner Vietnamese OG fatigue uniforms came into use in the late 1960s. Designs varied; it was not uncommon for soldiers to have tailors convert their fatigue shirts to short-sleeve, and while mostly worn in garrison these were also seen in the field.