An insight Into the Uniform, Equipment, Weaponry and Lifestyle of the German Second World War Soldier.
Between 1939 and 1945, close to 13 million men served in the German army - das Heer. The bulk of these men were infantrymen, who slogged their way, mostly on foot, from Finisterre to Moscow, Kirkenes to Tripoli. They swore unlimited obedience to Adolf Hitler and were ready to stake their lives for this oath: over 1.6 million men of das Heer were killed during the war and over 4.1 million were wounded.
Again, another brilliant manual by Haynes !!!
This book is not just about the German Infantryman ("Landser") but a detailed and comprehensive guide to the organization and development of the Infantry Arm of the Heer. Covering the early history and development after WWI it details structure, uniforms and ranks, weapons, tactics and more. Well illustrated with photos, tables, lists and diagrams this volume in the Haynes Operations Manual is recommended as a very good introduction to the subject. Very good value at the TM discounted price too !
Interesting and studied reviewed of the German army that is covers the topic well without glorifying the subject.
Well worth getting for those interested in the history behind the image.