The Hermann Göring Division cover

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Each of Germany's World War II armed services could claim one unit which earned a unique combat reputation, and which consequently was enlarged and developed far beyond the size originally planned. Hermann Göring, commander-in-chief of the air force, was determined that his Luftwaffe should share the glory of Germany's land conquests, and gave his name to a regimental combat group of infantry and Flak artillery. This élite unit was steadily enlarged into a brigade, then an armoured division, and finally into a two-division corps, fighting with distinction in Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, and on the Russian Front. This concise history is illustrated with rare personal photographs and eight colour plates, detailing the very varied uniforms and special insignia of this crack formation.

Product details

Published Mar 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780965659
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 8 col
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 385
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon Williamson

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Stephen Andrew

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