The German Army in World War II

The German Army in World War II

General Military
  • Author: Nigel Thomas
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 13 Nov 2002
  • ISBN: 9781841766164
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 260
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About this Product

This book combines Men-at-Arms 311: ‘The German Army 1939-45 (1) Blitzkrieg', Men-at-Arms 316: ‘The German Army 1939-45 (2) North Africa, Men-at-Arms 326: ‘The German Army 1939-45 (3) Eastern Front 1941-43', Men-at-Arms 330: ‘The German Army 1939-45 (4) The Eastern Front 1943-45 and Men-at-Arms 336: The German Army 1939-45 (5) Western Front, tracing the development of the German Army during World War II. On 1 September 1939, the date of Hitler's assault on Poland, his army numbered 3,180,000 - this figure would grow to 9,500,000, before dropping back to 7,800,000 by the time of the unconditional German surrender in May 1945. The range of specialist uniforms and equipment that were developed in response to the different demands of each theatre of war, from the days of Blitzkrieg advance to the final retreat, are all described and illustrated. Hitler's major campaigns in Western Europe, the Soviet Union, North Africa, and the Balkans are also summarised.

Biographical Note

Dr. Nigel Thomas is an accomplished linguist and military historian and is currently a Senior Lecturer in charge of the Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. His interests are 20th century military and civil uniformed organisations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He was recently awarded a PhD on the Eastern Enlargement of NATO.Stephen Andrew was born in 1961 in Glasgow, where he still lives and works. An entirely self-taught artist, he worked in advertising and design agencies before going freelance in 1993. Military history is his passion, and since 1997 he has illustrated several Men-at-Arms titles including Men-at-Arms 306: ‘Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49', and a series on the Italian army of World War II.


Blitzkrieg North Africa & Balkans Eastern Front 1941-43 Eastern Front 1943-45 Western Front Commentary on the colour plates

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