The Condor Legion

German Troops in the Spanish Civil War

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The Condor Legion

German Troops in the Spanish Civil War

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Osprey's examination of German forces prior to World War II (1939-1945). The Condor Legion was the expeditionary force of soldiers and airmen sent by Hitler to aid Franco's Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The Germans used the war as an opportunity to develop equipment and tactics, and their force included not only instructors, but also combat units of artillery, tanks and aircraft. These units tested guns, tanks and planes and perfected techniques which were used in the 1940 Blitzkrieg. Many of the officers prominent in the early campaigns of World War II won their first successes in Spain. This book details the Legion and its unique uniform and insignia.

Table of Contents

Background: the Spanish Civil War · The involvement of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy · The first airlift from Morocco · Formation of the Legion Condor · Chronology · The ground forces · The air component · Uniforms and insignia

Product details

Published Feb 28 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841768991
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 59 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Elite
Short code ELI 131
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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