German Combat Equipment 1939-45 Men at Arms Series, 234

Osprey military men at arms series #234 german Combat Equipments 1939-45 by Gordon Rottman & Ron Volstad. There were also many different specialisations for the various arms of service as well as theatres of combat, such as the Afrikakorps in the Western Desert. Reference Book. Book has slight wear. A high degree of design standardisation was maintained in most categories of equipment, though materials and their colours often varied widely.

The field equipment of the german army in world war ii was closely related to that used throughout World War I and earlier, well designed, and generally of a high quality, yet it was of relatively light weight, functional, ruggedly constructed, though this deteriorated in the later war years. This title investigates all manner of German combat equipments throughout World War II, from belt buckles to magazine pouches.


World War II US Army Combat Equipments Elite

In this highly illustrated book, Special Forces veteran Gordon Rottman offers a truly comprehensive treatment of U. S. Forces from D-Day to Berlin. Discover what equipment a gi carried with him during World War II: what he had strapped around his body, what it contained, and what those items were used for. Osprey.

World war ii gear, but also mess gear, and packs, covering not only basic belts, first-aid gear, pouches, tools, bivouac/camping gear--essentially everything that a GI has to keep him alive and operational on the battlefield. Illustrated with wartime photos, and color images showing both laid-out kit and half figures of soldiers wearing the gear, new photos of kit from private collections, this is set to become the primary equipment information resource for anyone interested in the kit and webbing used by U.


The German Army 1939-45 5 : Western Front 1943-45 Men-At-Arms Series, 336

Used book in Good Condition. 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. Despite the huge pressure of fighting on three fronts, and Allied command of the skies, ever-worsening shortages of manpower and equipment, Germany's decimated divisions fought on with impressive skill and determination.

. 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. Osprey.

The German Army 1939-45 1: Blitzkrieg Men-at-Arms

On 1 september 1939, 180, when germany attacked Poland, the Wehrmacht numbered 3, 000 men. In this first of five volumes examining the german army of World War II 1939-1945, Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of Hitler's Blitzkrieg forces, including an overview of the Blitzkrieg campaign itself.

It eventually expanded to 9, 800, and on 8-9 may 1945, 000, it still numbered 7, the date of its unconditional surrender on the Western and Eastern Fronts, 500, 000. Used book in Good Condition. Osprey. The blitzkrieg period, was 10 months of almost total triumph for the Wehrmacht, from 1 September 1939 to 25 June 1940, except Great Britain, as it defeated every country, that took the field against it.


The German Army 1939-45 4: Eastern Front 1943-45 Men-at-Arms v. 4

In this fourth title of their sequence author and artist describe and illustrate the developments in unit organization, uniforms and equipment during 1943–45, including information on European and Eastern volunteer units; text and illustrations are supported by detailed tables. Despite occasional local successes gained in the face of great odds – testimony to the Wehrmacht's extraordinary resilience – from now on Germany was on the defensive.

. Used book in Good Condition. Despite hitler's damaging interference the quality of German field leadership, and of new weapons, remained high; but each new Soviet offensive pushed the front line closer to – and finally, across – the borders of the Reich. Osprey. In early 1943, the annihilation of the 6th army at Stalingrad marked the irreversible turning-point of World War II 1939-1945 in the East.


The German Army 1939-45 3: Eastern Front 1941-43 Men-at-Arms v. 3

Operation barbarossa, the attack on the Soviet Union, commenced on 22 June 1941. The book contains numerous illustrations and photographs throughout, incuding eight fine full-page colour plates by Stephen Andrew. Used book in Good Condition. Osprey. The effects would colour postwar European history for the next 50 years.

This title examines the history of the conflict, uniforms and insignia of the German Army on the Eastern Front during World War II, and the organisation,  from 1941-43. It became the biggest conflict in military history, with some three million German troops and about 900, 000 allies facing almost 4. 7 million Soviet troops.


Afrikakorps 1941-43 Elite

This is not to suggest that the dead have been forgotten; but an almost mystical bond nevertheless exists, even between former enemies, amongst veterans of the desert campaign. Gordon williamson examines the history, organisation and uniforms of Rommel's Afrikakorps. Used book in Good Condition. Osprey. The campaign was no less costly in terms of human lives and material than many others; but regret at the cost is accompanied by positive memories in the minds of many veterans.

Osprey's study of the german Afrikakorps of World War II 1939-1945. The campaign in north africa between september 1940 and May 1943 holds not only an enduring fascination for postwar generations; but also a perhaps unique degree of nostalgia for some surviving participants.

The US Army in World War II, Volume 3: North-West Europe Men-At-Arms Series, 350

Osprey. The gis who struggled ashore through the surf of Omaha and Utah Beaches on 6 June 1944 were members of the best-equipped army ever assembled up to that date. This title describes both combat and service uniforms worn in the eTO, from the assault troops on the D-Day beaches to bemedalled veterans celebrating VE-Day; other subjects covered include artillery, the engineers, tanks, anti-tank weapons, the replacement system; and the insignia of the divisions committed to this front.

It was in the nw europe campaign of june 1944-may 1945 of World War II that the US Army was finally able to show its full potential for fluent mechanised warfare. Used book in Good Condition.

Fallschirmjäger: German Paratrooper 1935-45 Warrior

Hitler's airborne troops were involved in some of the most daring actions of the whole war; from the 1940 assault on Eben Emael and the invasion of Crete in 1941, to the rescue of Mussolini and the attempt on Tito's life. Osprey. Used book in Good Condition. Few of the combatants of World War II have captured the imagination as compulsively as the Fallschirmjäger.

This title looks at the life and experiences of the average Fallschirmjäger, and includes first-hand accounts from different theatres and periods of the war. Used book in Good Condition. In addition, they saw service as elite line infantry in the key theatres of North West Europe, North Africa and the Eastern Front.

Boldness and courage were vital characteristics in the rigorous selection process, and their training was highly demanding.

German Army Elite Units 1939-45 Men-at-Arms

Used book in Good Condition. Osprey. Used book in Good Condition. 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. Used book in Good Condition. This fact-packed introduction to these famous units is illustrated with rare photographs and detailed colour plates. 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.


The German Army 1939-45 2 : North Africa & Balkans Men-At-Arms Series, 316

Used book in Good Condition. Anxious to emulate hitler's successes, which forced hitler's intervention, the Italian dictator Mussolini embarked upon unnecessary military adventures in North Africa and the Balkans, diverting and depleting precious German resources, and a six-week postponement of Barbarossa.

Osprey military men-at-arms series: the german Army 1939-45 2 North Africa & Balkans #316. 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. Hitler first considered an invasion of great britain in autumn 1940, the conquest of the European part of the Soviet Union, then scheduled Operation Barbarossa, for May 1941.

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