German Mountain & Ski Troops 1939–45

German Mountain & Ski Troops 1939–45 cover

Description

Fighting in every theatre from the burning sands of North Africa to the icy wastes above the arctic circle the German Army's Gebirgstruppen troops were some of the most effective in the whole of the Wehrmacht. Their esprit de corps and morale were extremely high and their commanders, men such as Eduard Dietl, the 'Hero of Narvik', and Julius 'Papa' Ringel, were idolised by their men. Dietl himself was the first soldier of the Wehrmacht to be awarded the coveted Oakleaves to the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. In this book Gordon Williamson details the uniforms, organisation and combat histories of these elite troops.

Product details

Published May 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780968445
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 63
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gordon Williamson

Gordon Williamson is a retired civil servant who s…

Illustrator

Stephen Andrew

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