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The German Army, 1939-45 : Eastern Front, 1943-45 v. 4 - Nigel Thomas

The German Army, 1939-45

Eastern Front, 1943-45 v. 4

By: Nigel Thomas, Stephen Andrew (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9781855327962
Number Of Pages: 48

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In early 1943, the annihilation of the 6th Army at Stalingrad marked the irreversible turning-point of World War II (1939-1945) in the East. Despite occasional local successes gained in the face of great odds - testimony to the Wehrmacht's extraordinary resilience - from now on Germany was on the defensive. Despite Hitler's damaging interference the quality of German field leadership, and of new weapons, remained high; but each new Soviet offensive pushed the front line closer to - and finally, across - the borders of the Reich. In this fourth title of their sequence author and artist describe and illustrate the developments in unit organization, uniforms and equipment during 1943-45, including information on European and Eastern volunteer units; text and illustrations are supported by detailed tables.

The context of the Eastern Front 1943-5; the High Command of the army and Wermacht; the strategy; the development of army units; European volunteers; the Osttrupen; the northern front 1943-5; the Arctic front 1943-5; Southern Front 1943-5; army uniforms, insignia and medals.

ISBN: 9781855327962
ISBN-10: 1855327961
Series: Men-At-Arms (Osprey)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.33 x 17.88  x 0.46
Weight (kg): 0.16