German Stormtrooper 1915-1918

German Stormtrooper 1915-1918

by Ian Drury, Gerry Embleton
     
 

The first official German stormtroop unit was authorized on 2 March 1915 when the Supreme Command of the field army ordered the VIII Corps to form a detachment for the testing of experimental weapons and the development of approximate tactics that could break the deadlock on the Western Front. By the summer of 1915, stormtroop units were springing up throughout

Overview


The first official German stormtroop unit was authorized on 2 March 1915 when the Supreme Command of the field army ordered the VIII Corps to form a detachment for the testing of experimental weapons and the development of approximate tactics that could break the deadlock on the Western Front. By the summer of 1915, stormtroop units were springing up throughout the German armies in the west, and by the end of 1916 official stormtroop battalions were established throughout the western armies, providing a deadly new threat for the Allies. This book examines the uniform, equipment and tactics of Germany's feared elites of World War I (1914-1918).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855323728
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Warrior Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
781,253
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


an Drury, an experienced editor and military writer, has published a number of books and articles on aspects of military history as varied as the Russo-Turkish War, the Confederate infantry, Germany in World War I and World War II on the Russian Front. He has made a particular study of the battle of Verdun over a number of years, one result of which has been his now legendary Verdun wargame Hommes Soupes.

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