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Hitler's Army: The Evolution and Structure of German Forces 1933-1945by Command Magazine
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Hitler's Army features a unique blend of graphics and text that brings a fresh approach to the development of the German army under the Third Reich. The most technically sophisticated charts, tables of organization, and maps available graphically illustrate the structural evolution of the most intensely studied army of the twentieth century. An insightful main text shows how the Wehrmacht's structure was increasingly contradictory to the military missions Hitler ordered it to undertake.
Hitler's Army also includes a novel analytical comparison of the U.S. and German armies in World War II, covering both organization and battlefield performance. The Luftwaffe field divisions, Waffen-SS units, and foreign voluteers that supplemented the regular German army are also given detailed coverage.
Innovative German weapons such as assault guns, tank destroyers, and rocket artillery are covered, and discussed in the context of German operatuional doctrine. The reality of German reliance on horse-drawnthe negative role of political interference and in-fighting, and other often-ignored impediments to German operations are candidly assessed.
Twelve key engagements, from Czechoslovokia 1938 to Berlin 1945, have been selected to show German organization and doctrine tested in action. For tactically significant battles like Demyansk, Narva, and Budapest 1945, readers will find much information not readily available in the English-speaking world.
This work offers an analytical look at the development of the German army under Hitler, incorporating maps, battle analyses and candid discussion.
The most technically sophisticated charts, tables of organization and maps available graphically illustrate the structural evolution of the most intensely-studied army of the twentieth century, while an insightful main text shows how the Wehrmacht's structure was increasingly contradictory to the military missions Hitler ordered it to undertake.
A novel, analytical look at the development of the German army under Hitler, incorporating maps, battle analysis, and candid discussion.
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