Ceres Press is a small independent publisher specialising in high quality military history books. Our publications are written by passionate people for passionate people and we aim to put the highest quality books we can on your bookshelf
Ceres Press was founded by Edward Hallett, an established military historian and is based in sunny West Yorkshire. Edward is ably assisted by his family, cats and rabbit (who is the brains behind the operation).
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Volume 2 of our acclaimed Webbing at War Series 'The Other Wartime Sets' has now been written and will be in production later this spring, with a release date of May 2024.
T his volume looks at the other sets of webbing used by British forces in the Second World War. These sets are far rarer and little has ever been published about many of them, therefore this volume fills an important gap in the historiography and is an essential resource for collectors, modellers, historians and re-enactors. This book covers the Royal Navy’s 1919 Pattern webbing, the Royal Air Force’s 1925 Pattern equipment and the 1939, 1940 and 1944 pattern sets that were used by the British Army. The book covers the history of each set, the components that make up each set of equipment and how to assemble and wear the sets. The book is packed full of colour photographs of surviving pieces, together with period images and diagrams to tell the fascinating story of these forgotten webbing sets. This is an essential volume for all with an interest in webbing design and development and will be a resource you turn back to time and again.