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Title:
German Army, 1939-1945 (5) : Western Front 1943-45
Author:
Thomas, Nigel, 1946-
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Publication Information:
Oxford : Osprey Military, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781855327979
Format :
Book

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Central Library UC485.G3 T56 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

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.


Author Notes

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 recently awarded a PhD on the Eastern Enlargement of NATO.


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