Wehrmacht: The Essential Facts and Figures for the German Armed Forces

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The Wehrmacht (meaning 'defensive might') encompassed the entire German armed forces during World War II. Rising from the ashes of the post-World War I Reichswehr in 1935, the Wehrmacht became one of the cornerstones of Hitler's re-assertion of German military might. More than 18 million men passed through the ranks of the Wehrmacht over of the 10 years of its existence. World War II Databook: The Wehrmacht, 1935-45 focuses on the German land forces, with chapters on the history of the German Army, pre-war ...

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Overview

The Wehrmacht (meaning 'defensive might') encompassed the entire German armed forces during World War II. Rising from the ashes of the post-World War I Reichswehr in 1935, the Wehrmacht became one of the cornerstones of Hitler's re-assertion of German military might. More than 18 million men passed through the ranks of the Wehrmacht over of the 10 years of its existence. World War II Databook: The Wehrmacht, 1935-45 focuses on the German land forces, with chapters on the history of the German Army, pre-war development, command structures, infantry, armored formations, artillery and support services. The book offers interesting facts and figures of every sort, from infantry tactical doctrine through the make-up of a Type 1944 infantry division to the number of operational panzers Rommel had at his disposal during the El Alamein campaign and the types of artillery employed in the Atlantic Wall fortifications before the D-Day landings. The book includes color artworks of key equipment and weapons, reference tables, diagrams, maps and charts, presenting all the core data in easy-to-follow formats. Packed with hundreds of helpful illustrations, World War II Databook: The Wehrmacht, 1935-45 offers military history enthusiasts key data on every aspect of Germany's ground forces during World War II.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907446955
  • Publisher: Amber Books
  • Publication date: 10/19/2011
  • Series: WWII Databook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,419,283
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 History of the German Army 6

2 The German Army Before World War II 20

3 Command Structure 38

4 The Panzerwaffe 56

5 Infantry of the Feldheer 98

6 Artillery 130

7 Support and Auxiliary Services 160

Appendices 182

Bibliography 186

Index 186

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  • Posted May 8, 2012

    Engaging analysis

    This is an Engaging analysis of the Wehrmacht and it covers a broad spectrum. It goes it tantalizing details but addresses many often overlooked but essential element such as logistics and medical services.
    I highly recommend it.

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