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Title:
The Wehrmacht : the German Army of World War II, 1939-1945
Author:
Ripley, Tim.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Fitzroy Dearborn, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
352 pages : illustrations, color maps, color plans ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781579583125
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

To see the foreword, the introduction, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the website The Wehrmacht website.

In this unique volume, expert Tim Ripley introduces the reader to the world of the German army, covering in detail concepts such as mobile defense and the formidable Blitzkrieg, and explains why the Wehrmacht was able to fight so long, with such fearsome effectiveness. Also includes 180 color and black and white maps and illustrations.


Table of Contents

Key to maps
Foreword
Introduction
Part I Creating the Machine
Genesis of the War Machine
Blitzkrieg: Myth and Reality
Part II The Years of Attack
Honing the Weapon
The Campaign in Norway
Western Triumph
Hitler's Balkan Interlude
The North African War
The Eastern Front 1941-42
The Eastern Front 1942
Part III The Nature of the Army
Hitler at War
High Command
Junior Commanders
The Rank and File
The Army and Nazism
Part IV The Years of Defense
Triumph of Improvisation
Defense in the East 1943-45
Arming Hitler's Army
Partisan War
The Army and the Waffen-SS
Fighting the Materialschlacht
Valor Not Enough
The Legacy of Wehrmacht
Appendices
Early Panzer Divisions
Later Panzer Divisions
Panzergrenadier Divisions
Motorized Infantry Divisions
Infantry Divisions
Volksgrenadier Divisions
Waffen-SS Panzer Divisions
Divisional Strengths
Tanks Strength of Panzer Divisions
German Tank Strengths
Anti-Tank Tactics
German Ranks
Rank Equivalents
Casualty Figures
Glossary
Bibliography
Index