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Description

Though the 'Wehrmachtsgefolge' (Armed Forces Auxiliaries) were generally inferior to their armed forces equivalents, their contribution to the German war-effort was far from negligible. Auxiliaries including the NSKK, Transportkorps Speer, Reichsarbeitsdienst and Organization Todt supported the Wehrmacht in their duties. In 1944, the strength of these organizations peaked at 3,800,000-40% of the size of the armed forces. As they became increasingly aware of their importance, the Auxiliaries introduced uniform and insignia modifications which made them virtually indistinguishable from their comrades in the armed forces. This book examines the organization, uniforms and history of the various Wehrmacht auxiliary forces.

Product details

Published 20 Aug 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781782002338
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 254
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Nigel Thomas

DR NIGEL THOMAS PhD is an accomplished linguist an…

Illustrator

Simon McCouaig

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