The new compact guide to military insignia from around the world, concentrating especially on the U.S. and Europe. Organized by location on a uniform, enabling speedy access to a desired identification. Insignia variations and historical background are also discussed. Full color. Written by a leading defence journalist and life-long collector of insignia. Featuring every type of insignia with representative examples from military forces worldwide. Practical advice on how to put together your own collection (plus how to avoid fakes).