The German Army 1939–45 (2)

North Africa & Balkans

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The German Army 1939–45 (2)

North Africa & Balkans

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Hitler first considered an invasion of Great Britain in autumn 1940, then scheduled Operation Barbarossa, the conquest of the European part of the Soviet Union, for May 1941. Anxious to emulate Hitler's successes, the Italian dictator Mussolini embarked upon unnecessary military adventures in North Africa and the Balkans, which forced Hitler's intervention, diverting and depleting precious German resources, and a six-week postponement of Barbarossa. In this second of four volumes [Men-at-Arms 311, 316, 326 & 330] on the German Army of the Second World War, Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of the forces involved in North Africa and the Balkans.

Table of Contents

The Context of the North African and Balkan Campaigns · Foreign Volunteers · The Strategy in North Africa · Army Uniform in North Africa · Orders of Dress · Uniforms and Insignia of Foreign Volunteers · The Strategy in the Balkans · Army Uniform in the Balkans · Other Insignia · The Plates

Product details

Published Apr 11 1998
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 56
ISBN 9781855326408
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 316
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Nigel Thomas

DR NIGEL THOMAS PhD is an accomplished linguist an…


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