German Field Fortifications 1939–45

German Field Fortifications 1939–45 cover

Description

The German Army of World War II considered itself an offensive, mobile force. The experiences in the trenches in World War I had done much to shape its concept of field fortification, and its mobile warfare ethos was intended to prevent the previous war's stalemate. This book addresses frontline defensive field fortifications, built by infantrymen using local materials, and includes rifle platoon positions, trenches, crew-served weapon positions, bunkers, dugouts, shelters and more. It also covers anti-tank and anti-personnel obstacles, as well as field camouflage methods and construction methods. The integration of these positions into permanent systems and theatre-specific defences are also discussed.

Product details

Published Sep 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781849080224
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 63 b/w; 14 col
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 23
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

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Ian Palmer

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