German Army Elite Units 1939–45

German Army Elite Units 1939–45 cover

Description

In World War II a number of German Army units and divisions were classed as élites, and were distinguished by special insignia of various kinds. For some this status was simply a matter of lineage e.g. the Infantry Regiment 'List', which traced its identity to the Bavarian unit with which Hitler had served in World War I. Some, like the 'Grossdeutschland' and Panzer-Lehr divisions, were raised from particularly high grade personnel. Other titles honoured extraordinary battlefield exploits or heroic sacrifice, like the 'Brandenburg' and 'Hoch und Deutschmeister' divisions. This fact-packed introduction to these famous units is illustrated with rare photographs and detailed colour plates.

Product details

Published Mar 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780965680
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 44 b/w; 8 col
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 380
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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