Victory 1945

Western Allied Troops in Northwest Europe

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Victory 1945

Western Allied Troops in Northwest Europe

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Even when Western Allied troops gained a foothold in Normandy, World War II in Europe was far from over. The route to Germany's interior and the Nazis final surrender was long, arduous and blood-stained. The Wehrmacht's stubborn resistance and the shocking losses suffered by US, British, Canadian and 'Free European' troops meant that the Allies had to adapt and refine small-unit tactics, battle-drills, and their use of weapons and munitions. The troops who finally met up with the Red Army in Germany were a very different fighting force to the one that struggled up the beaches of northern France. This book offers a comprehensive guide to the late-war Allied troops, exploring their uniforms, equipment, organization and tactics. Detailed description and accurate color pictures illustrate the means by which the Allied troops on the ground evolved to the point of winning the war on the Western Front.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the war situation in Europe at the turn of 1944/45 /Responses to the heavy infantry casualties /Overview of the lessons learned in 1944 /Developments: Organization of formations /Battle tactics and small-unit organization /Small arms and munitions /Inter-arm cooperation /Major weapons and equipment /Index

Product details

Published Nov 17 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472809476
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 209
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gordon L. Rottman

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

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Peter Dennis

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