BooknewsA compendium of information on all aspects of German forces, originally issued by the US War Department in March 1945 as a restricted document. It examines German military personnel from the lowest levels to the High Command, and describes the Wehrmacht's administrative structure, unit organization, field tactics, fortification and defense systems, weapons and other equipment, and uniforms and insignia. Includes tables, organizational charts, and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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the best book for anyone who has an intrest in WWII. the detail in this book is what sets it apart. all the descriptions are amazing
If you could buy only one book on WW2 German military forces, make it this one. Talk about nitty-gritty! You'll find stuff like wages for each rank, what soldiers ate, what a dog's gas mask looks like, how to arm and deploy land mines, and, naturally, tactics, uniforms, weapons and equipment. The only (slight) inaccuracy was of a drawing of an Me-262 jet fighter which was rendered before the actual aircraft fell into Allied hands. Ironically, this adds to the 'vintage' effect of the work. For serious students of militaria, as well as modelers and casual readers of the subject, this book is worth more than its price.