German Field Fortifications 1939-45 by Gordon L. RottmanGerman Field Fortifications 1939-45 by Gordon L. Rottman

German Field Fortifications 1939-45

byGordon L. RottmanIllustratorIan Palmer

Paperback | August 20, 2004

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The German Army of World War II considered itself an offensive, mobile force. The experiences in the trenches in World War I had done much to shape its concept of field fortification, and its mobile warfare ethos was intended to prevent the previous war's stalemate. This book addresses frontline defensive field fortifications, built by infantrymen using local materials, and includes rifle platoon positions, trenches, crew-served weapon positions, bunkers, dugouts, shelters and more. It also covers anti-tank and anti-personnel obstacles, as well as field camouflage methods and construction methods. The integration of these positions into permanent systems and theatre-specific defences are also discussed.
Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam from 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol, and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations ...
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Title:German Field Fortifications 1939-45Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.89 × 7.22 × 0.17 inPublished:August 20, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841767611

ISBN - 13:9781841767611

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