The German Army 1939–45 (3)

The German Army 1939–45 (3)

Eastern Front 1941–43

Men-at-Arms 326
  • Author: Nigel Thomas
  • Illustrator: Stephen Andrew
  • Short code: MAA 326
  • Publication Date: 26 Mar 1999
  • Number of Pages: 48
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Operation Barbarossa, the attack on the Soviet Union, commenced on 22 June 1941. It became the biggest conflict in military history, with some three million German troops and about 900,000 allies facing almost 4.7 million Soviet troops. The effects would colour postwar European history for the next 50 years. This title examines the history of the conflict, and the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the German Army on the Eastern Front from 1941-43. The book contains numerous illustrations and photographs throughout, incuding eight fine full-page colour plates by Stephen Andrew. Men-at-Arms 311, 316, 326, 330 and 336 are also available in a single volume special edition titled 'German Army in World War II'.

Biographical Note

Nigel Thomas is a graduate in French and German who has amassed a large archive of information on 20th century military uniforms and orders of battle. He has authored and co-authored many Osprey titles such as MAA 282 ‘Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941-45' and is currently head of the Modern Languages Centre and Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria. Stephen Andrew has, in the last few years, established himself as one of the best illustrators of military subjects working today. The detailed, gritty artwork he has produced for Osprey has made him one of our most popular artists. Born in 1961 in Glasgow (where he still lives and works), Stephen is entirely self-taught, and worked as a junior in advertising and design agencies before becoming a freelance illustrator in 1993. Military history is his passion, and since 1997 he has illustrated Osprey titles including MAA 306 Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49, and the first three parts of a five-part sequence on the World War II German Army.

Contents

The Context of the Eastern Front The Eastern Front 1941-3 Army Uniform The Plate

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