Gebirgsjäger: German Mountain Trooper 1939-45 by Gordon WilliamsonGebirgsjäger: German Mountain Trooper 1939-45 by Gordon Williamson

Gebirgsjäger: German Mountain Trooper 1939-45

byGordon WilliamsonIllustratorDarko Pavlovic

Paperback | July 23, 2003

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Few branches of the German armed forces were represented on so many fronts as the mountain infantrymen, or Gebirgstruppen. From the Blitzkrieg campaigns of 1940, through the invasions of the Balkans and Russia and the North African campaign, to the defence of the Reich 1944-45, the Gebirgsjäger earned a reputation for reliability and courage. Typically each trooper was a supremely fit individual: the need to cover difficult terrain in full kit, without the back-up of a motorised baggage train, demanded this. This new volume examines the recruitment, training, and combat experiences of the common Gebirgsjäger.
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, including Elite 63 German Mountain and Ski Troops. He is the author of a number of Osprey World...
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Title:Gebirgsjäger: German Mountain Trooper 1939-45Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.9 × 7.22 × 0.17 inPublished:July 23, 2003Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841765538

ISBN - 13:9781841765532

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Enlistment · Training · Appearance and equipment · Everyday life · Experience of battle · Colour plate commentary · Museums · Collecting · Re-enactment · Index

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