Waffen-SS Soldier 1940–45

Waffen-SS Soldier 1940–45

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  • Author: Bruce Quarrie
  • Illustrator: Jeffrey Burn
  • Short code: WAR 2
  • Publication Date: 25 Mar 1993
  • ISBN: 9781855322882
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

Probably the most highly motivated and ruthless combatant to take the field in World War 2, the Waffen-SS soldier was the cutting edge of Germany's military might. Aggressive in attack, dogged in defence, his units generally suffered higher casualties than the regular army formations. The apple of the Führer's eye, he was the first to receive the best available equipment and was expected to produce results to match. From the green fields of France to the freezing steppes of Russia and finally to the shattered streets of Berlin this title details the development of the weapons, equipment and tactics of one of history's most formidable soldiers.

Biographical Note

Bruce Quarrie graduated with honours from Cambridge University in 1968 and started work as a journalist with the Financial Times. He wrote his first book, on wargaming, in 1974. Bruce's principal interest was in World War II, and his definitive Encyclopedia of the German Army was even translated and published in German. Bruce passed away on 4 September 2004.Jeffrey Burn is a distinguished artist who has worked on several Osprey publications over the years, including MAA 230 ‘The US Army 1890-1920' and MAA 34 ‘The Waffen-SS'. He is also a keen re-enactor, and lives in the Scottish Borders.

Contents

Historical Background Chronology Appearance Equipment Weapons Manufacture and Maintenance Psychology and Training Tactics Typical Engagements Famous Individuals Logistics Collecting Museums and collections

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