The German Army 1939-45 (1): Blitzkrieg by Nigel ThomasThe German Army 1939-45 (1): Blitzkrieg by Nigel Thomas

The German Army 1939-45 (1): Blitzkrieg

byNigel ThomasIllustratorStephen Andrew


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On 1 September 1939, when Germany attacked Poland, the Wehrmacht numbered 3,180,000 men. It eventually expanded to 9,500,000, and on 8-9 May 1945, the date of its unconditional surrender on the Western and Eastern Fronts, it still numbered 7,800,000. The Blitzkrieg period, from 1 September 1939 to 25 June 1940, was 10 months of almost total triumph for the Wehrmacht, as it defeated every country, except Great Britain, that took the field against it. In this first of five volumes examining the German Army of World War II (1939-1945), Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of Hitler's Blitzkrieg forces, including an overview of the Blitzkrieg campaign itself.
DR. NIGEL THOMAS is an accomplished linguist and military historian and is currently a Senior Lecturer in charge of the Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. His interests are 20th century military and civil uniformed organisations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He was rec...
Title:The German Army 1939-45 (1): BlitzkriegFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.7 × 7.23 × 0.11 inPublisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855326396

ISBN - 13:9781855326392

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Table of Contents

The Record of the Wehrmacht · The High Command of the Army and the Wehrmacht · The Strategy · The Uniform of the German Army · Ranks and Responsibilities · Medals · The Plates