World War II German Battle Insignia

World War II German Battle Insignia

by Gordon Williamson, Darko Pavlovic
     
 

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The remarkable war effort of the German armed forces on three fronts between 1939 and 1945 was recognised by a wider range of insignia than seen in the Allied armies. While the Wehrmacht displayed fewer unit insignia than the Allies, a glance at a German soldier's tunic could reveal much more about his actual combat experience. In this book an experienced

Overview


The remarkable war effort of the German armed forces on three fronts between 1939 and 1945 was recognised by a wider range of insignia than seen in the Allied armies. While the Wehrmacht displayed fewer unit insignia than the Allies, a glance at a German soldier's tunic could reveal much more about his actual combat experience. In this book an experienced researcher explains and illustrates the Battle and Assault Badges of the Army, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe ground troops of World War II; the sleeve shields and cuffbands issued to mark service in particular campaigns; wound badges, commemorative medals, and other types of insignia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841763521
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/02/2002
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet the Author


Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and currently works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the Military Police TA, and has published a number of books and articles on the decorations of the Third Reich and their winners. He is author of several World War II titles for Osprey.

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