The German Army 1939–45 (1)

Blitzkrieg

The German Army 1939–45 (1) cover

The German Army 1939–45 (1)

Blitzkrieg

Description

On 1 September 1939, when Germany attacked Poland, the Wehrmacht numbered 3,180,000 men. It eventually expanded to 9,500,000, and on 8-9 May 1945, the date of its unconditional surrender on the Western and Eastern Fronts, it still numbered 7,800,000. The Blitzkrieg period, from 1 September 1939 to 25 June 1940, was 10 months of almost total triumph for the Wehrmacht, as it defeated every country, except Great Britain, that took the field against it. In this first of five volumes examining the German Army of World War Two, Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of Hitler's Blitzkrieg forces, including an overview of the Blitzkrieg campaign itself. Men-at-Arms 311, 316, 326, 330 and 336 are also available in a single volume special edition titled 'German Army in World War II'.

Product details

Published Sep 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 56
ISBN 9781782004417
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 311
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Nigel Thomas

DR NIGEL THOMAS PhD is an accomplished linguist an…

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Stephen Andrew

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