World War Ii German Motorized Infantry Panzergrenadiers

Author: Nigel Thomas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472819451
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In World War II Germany's doctrine of mobile warfare dominated the battlefield. By trial and error, the Germans were the first to correctly combine the strength in tanks and in mobile infantry and artillery. This integration of mobile units, equipment and tactics underpinned Germany's successes in the first half of the war. As the war dragged on, the Allies sought to copy German tactics but German armies remained supreme in this type of warfare until their losses had seriously degraded their capabilities. This study traces the development of the different types of unit that came together in the Panzergrenadier branch from the inter-war years through World War II. Using colour plates to display the changes in uniform, equipment and insignia in all theatres of operations throughout the conflict, this is a complete account of Hitler's elite armoured infantry.

Panzergrenadier Vs Us Armored Infantryman

Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472817099
Size: 12.87 MB
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During World War II, the two pre-eminent mechanized infantry forces of the conflict, the German Panzergrenadier arm and the US Army's armoured infantrymen, clashed in France and Belgium after the Normandy landings. These engagements went on to profoundly influence the use of mechanized infantry in the post-war world. Drawing upon a variety of sources, this book focuses on three key encounters between July and December 1944 including during Operation Cobra and the Battle of the Bulge, and examines the origins, equipment, doctrine and combat record of both forces. With specially commissioned full-colour artwork and maps, this study sheds light on the evolving nature of mechanized warfare at the height of World War II.

World War Ii Infantry Fire Support Tactics

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472815484
Size: 12.96 MB
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As infantry units advanced across Europe the only support they could rely on from day to day was that provided by the heavy weapons of their own units. While thundering tanks struck fear into the hearts of their enemies it was the machine guns, mortars and light cannon that proved to be most important, causing the majority of casualties suffered during World War II. Common principles were shared across units but the wide variety of weapons available to the different armies altered the way they were used in battle. Focusing on the US, British, German and Soviet troops, this title offers a comprehensive guide to infantry fire support tactics used through World War II. Combat reports are complemented by specially commissioned artwork to show the way in which tactics varied, and highlight how developments obliged opposing armies to review their own methods.

Tip Of The Spear

Author: Robert J. Edwards
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811715713
Size: 10.21 MB
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During World War II, German armored reconnaissance laid the groundwork—often through small-unit actions—for the stunning tank and infantry operations that made the German military famous. Robert Edwards's follow-up to Scouts Out, the first extensive treatment of the subject in English, focuses on the battles and personalities found in ranks of the Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe, and other divisions. • Covers armored reconnaissance in Poland, France in 1940, the Balkans, North Africa, the Eastern Front, Italy, and the Western Front • Numerous firsthand accounts and after-action reports • Analysis of recon operations, from tactics and doctrine to vehicles and commanders

The German Home Front 1939 45

Author: Brian L Davis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781780967479
Size: 16.88 MB
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This book outlines and illustrates the living conditions of German civilians in World War II, and the Nazi state's basic structure. German families suffered the same hardships as British labour conscription, extra civic duties, severe shortages of food and necessities, disrupted transport, homelessness and evacuation, separation from loved ones and, for many, bereavement. However, there were important differences. The dictator for whom many had voted was leading them to ruin; unequalled death and devastation ensued from Allied air raids; and every aspect of life was caged around with repressive decrees that began to replace the true rule of law well before September 1939.

German Military Vehicles Of World War Ii

Author: Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786428984
Size: 12.84 MB
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"Discusses the ways this new technology influenced and facilitated Hitler's rearmament. Nomenclature, standard equipment, camouflage and combat roles of vehicles are examined. Arranged by following classifications: cars and motorcycles; trucks and tractors; half-tracks and wheeled combat vehicles. Includes well-researched, detailed line drawings. each section includes a number of individual vehicles, describing design, manufacture, specific use"--Provided by publisher.

German Special Forces Of World War Ii

Author: Gordon Williamson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781780969992
Size: 13.17 MB
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A fascinating and long overdue study of the troops that made up Germany's elite special forces of World War II. Such forces included the legenday Skorzeny Commandos who carried out audacious tasks such as the glider-borne rescue of Mussolini, and the kidnapping of the son of the Hungarian regent, Admiral Horthy. This book also includes details of lesser-known units such as the Brandenburgers, who operated behind enemy lines in captured uniforms, and the Kleinkampfverbände who were the forerunners of modern-day naval combat troops like the US Navy SEALs. Complete with uniform and kit detail together with action accounts of many of these daring operations, this book is a must-have for any special forces enthusiast.