The German Army 1939–45 (5)

Western Front 1943–45

The German Army 1939–45 (5) cover

Description

This book covers the high command, the developments in unit organisation, the campaigns and the uniforms and equipment of the German Army in the last two years of the war in North-West Europe and Italy. Despite the huge pressure of fighting on three fronts, ever-worsening shortages of manpower and equipment, and Allied command of the skies, Germany's decimated divisions fought on with impressive skill and determination. This period of World War II (1939-1945) also saw a fascinating mixture of obsolescent, newly designed, and field-made combat clothing which gave the German soldier a radically different appearance from his predecessor of just five years before.

Table of Contents

The Context of the Western Front 1943-1945 · The Development of Army Units · Campaign Summary 1943-45 · Army Uniform · The Plates

Product details

Published Jan 01 2000
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855327979
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 336
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Nigel Thomas

DR NIGEL THOMAS PhD is an accomplished linguist an…

Illustrator

Stephen Andrew

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