German Stormtrooper 1914-18 by Ian DruryGerman Stormtrooper 1914-18 by Ian Drury

German Stormtrooper 1914-18

byIan DruryIllustratorGerry Embleton

Paperback | May 15, 1995

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The first official German stormtroop unit was authorized on 2 March 1915 when the Supreme Command of the field army ordered the VIII Corps to form a detachment for the testing of experimental weapons and the development of approximate tactics that could break the deadlock on the Western Front. By the summer of 1915, stormtroop units were springing up throughout the German armies in the west, and by the end of 1916 official stormtroop battalions were established throughout the western armies, providing a deadly new threat for the Allies. This book examines the uniform, equipment and tactics of Germany's feared elites of World War I (1914-1918).
an Drury, an experienced editor and military writer, has published a number of books and articles on aspects of military history as varied as the Russo-Turkish War, the Confederate infantry, Germany in World War I and World War II on the Russian Front. He has made a particular study of the battle of Verdun over a number of years, one r...
Title:German Stormtrooper 1914-18Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.72 × 7.2 × 0.13 inPublished:May 15, 1995Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1855323729

ISBN - 13:9781855323728

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Table of Contents

Historical Background · Creating an Elite · Uniforms · Weapons · Recruitment · Training · Organisation · Fighting Spirit · Logistics · Medical Services · Combat Tactics