German Military Police Units 1939–45

German Military Police Units 1939–45 cover

Description

The military policeman must be one of the least appreciated yet most indispensable military figures in modern history. In the mobile warfare of the 20th century no army could keep its vital supply routes open without the military policeman. This book documents the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the many and varied German military police units of World War II. Their duties included traffic control; maintaining military order and discipline; collection and escorting prisoners of war; prevention of looting; disarming civilians; checking captured enemy soldiers for documents; collection of fallen enemy propaganda leaflets and providing street patrols in occupied areas.

Product details

Published Jun 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780969978
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 213
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Gordon Williamson

Gordon Williamson is a retired civil servant who s…

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Ronald Volstad

RONALD B.VOLSTAD was born in 1949 in Alberta, Cana…

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