Between 1939 and 1945 some 13 million men served in the German army — das Heer. Most 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. Author Simon Forty looks in detail at the life and
times of the German soldier, his life in training and in the field, his
weapons, uniform and accoutrements, as well as a guide to the tactics
he used in combat.Fully illustrated in the Haynes ‘step-by-step’ style.
Packed with archive and contemporary ‘how it’s done’ photos.
About the Author
Fascinating insights into the practicalities of life of a Second World War German
Simon Forty has been involved in book
publishing for over three decades and
specialises in military history, having
written and contributed to a large
number of titles. Simon lives in Devon.