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German Field Fortifications 1939-45 : Fortress - Palmer

German Field Fortifications 1939-45

Fortress

By: Palmer

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Published: 20th August 2004
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The German Army of World War II was a highly mobile force. The experience of trench warfare in World War I had done much to shape Germany's blitzkrieg doctrine and concepts of field fortification, and the mobile warfare ethos of World War 2 was designed to avoid the previous war's stalemate. This title addresses field fortifications built from local materials by infantrymen, and includes rifle platoon positions, trenches, crew-served weapon positions, bunkers, dugouts, shelters, observation posts and more. It also covers anti-tank and anti-personnel obstacles incorporated into these field defences; field camouflage methods, and the construction tools available to infantrymen. The integration of field defences into permanent complexes and systems is also discussed.

Introduction; Chronology; Building and manning the defences; Theatre-specific defences; Defensive action; The test of battle; An assessment of the German field defences; The sites today; Bibliography and further reading; Glossary; Index

ISBN: 9781841767611
ISBN-10: 1841767611
Series: Fortress
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 20th August 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.5  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1