The German Army 1939-45 (2): North Africa & Balkans by Nigel ThomasThe German Army 1939-45 (2): North Africa & Balkans by Nigel Thomas

The German Army 1939-45 (2): North Africa & Balkans

byNigel ThomasIllustratorStephen Andrew

Paperback | April 11, 1998

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Hitler first considered an invasion of Great Britain in autumn 1940, then scheduled Operation Barbarossa, the conquest of the European part of the Soviet Union, for May 1941. Anxious to emulate Hitler's successes, the Italian dictator Mussolini embarked upon unnecessary military adventures in North Africa and the Balkans, which forced Hitler's intervention, diverting and depleting precious German resources, and a six-week postponement of Barbarossa. In this second of four volumes [Men-at-Arms 311, 316, 326 & 330] on the German Army of the Second World War, Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of the forces involved in North Africa and the Balkans.
Nigel Thomas is a graduate in French and German (BA Joint Honours, Manchester University, 1968; PGCE Durham University, 1972; MA German, Newcastle University, 1980), who has amassed a large archive of information on 20th century military uniforms and orders of battle. He has authored and co-authored many Osprey titles such as MAA 282 A...
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Title:The German Army 1939-45 (2): North Africa & BalkansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.66 × 7.24 × 0.09 inPublished:April 11, 1998Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:185532640X

ISBN - 13:9781855326408

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Table of Contents

The Context of the North African and Balkan Campaigns · Foreign Volunteers · The Strategy in North Africa · Army Uniform in North Africa · Orders of Dress · Uniforms and Insignia of Foreign Volunteers · The Strategy in the Balkans · Army Uniform in the Balkans · Other Insignia · The Plates