The German Army 1939-45 (5): Western Front 1943-45 by Nigel ThomasThe German Army 1939-45 (5): Western Front 1943-45 by Nigel Thomas

The German Army 1939-45 (5): Western Front 1943-45

byNigel ThomasIllustratorStephen Andrew

Paperback | January 1, 2000

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This book covers the high command, the developments in unit organisation, the campaigns and the uniforms and equipment of the German Army in the last two years of the war in North-West Europe and Italy. Despite the huge pressure of fighting on three fronts, ever-worsening shortages of manpower and equipment, and Allied command of the skies, Germany's decimated divisions fought on with impressive skill and determination. This period of World War II (1939-1945) also saw a fascinating mixture of obsolescent, newly designed, and field-made combat clothing which gave the German soldier a radically different appearance from his predecessor of just five years before.
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 rece...
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Title:The German Army 1939-45 (5): Western Front 1943-45Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.64 × 7.22 × 0.1 inPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:185532797X

ISBN - 13:9781855327979

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Table of Contents

The Context of the Western Front 1943-1945 · The Development of Army Units · Campaign Summary 1943-45 · Army Uniform · The Plates

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With a well-earned reputation as one of the most professional armies in military history, the Wehrmacht served with distinction from the Arctic Circle to the equator, and from the Atlantic to the Black Sea. As well as enjoying the advantages provided by better training and leadership at the field level than its enemies, the German army benefited from air superiority and, occasionally, a numeric advantage until mid-war when they could depend on neither. From that point, the Wehrmacht found itself outnumbered and fighting under increasingly hostile skies. Proving as effective in defence as on the attack, the Wehrmacht adopted specialized equipment and camouflage as reflected in the black-and-white photos and colour plates enhancing The German Army 1939–45 (5): The Western Front 1943–45’.