New Zealand Infantryman vs German Motorcycle Soldier

Greece and Crete 1941

New Zealand Infantryman vs German Motorcycle Soldier cover

New Zealand Infantryman vs German Motorcycle Soldier

Greece and Crete 1941

Description

In April 1941, as Churchill strove to counter the German threat to the Balkans, New Zealand troops were hastily committed to combat in the wake of the German invasion of Greece where they would face off against the German Kradschützen – motorcycle troops.
Examining three major encounters in detail with the help of maps and contemporary photographs, this lively study shows how the New Zealanders used all their courage and ingenuity to counter the mobile and well-trained motorcycle forces opposing them in the mountains and plains of Greece and Crete.
Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon first-hand accounts, this exciting account pits New Zealand's infantrymen against Germany's motorcycle troops at the height of World War II in the Mediterranean theatre, assessing the origins, doctrine and combat performance of both sides.

Table of Contents

Introduction /The opposing sides /Combat 1 /Combat 2 /Combat 3 /Analysis /Aftermath /Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published Feb 23 2017
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472817112
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 21 col
Series Combat
Short code CBT 23
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

David Greentree

David Greentree graduated from the University of Y…

Illustrator

Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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