Synopses & Reviews
Narrative histories highlighting organization, combat experiences, and casualties of each division Lists of constituent units and division commanders Sources for further reading on each division
This second of 3 volumes on German ground forces in World War II covers the 291st through 999th Infantry Divisions; named infantry divisions (e.g., Division von Manteuffel and Division Sicily); jaeger, light, and mountain divisions; security divisions; and Luftwaffe ground divisions, including parachute, flak, and field troops. The units presented here show how truly diverse the German Army was.
This is the definitive book on the organizational and technical aspects of the German ground forces--the infantry, panzer, panzer grenadier, motorized, Waffen-SS, mountain, parachute, Jaeger, light, Luftwaffe field, and flak divisions--that swept across Europe with such ruthless efficiency in 1939 and 1940 and battled Allied forces until the bloody end. It is the most comprehensive and accessible reference work on the German Army during World War II yet published, unmatched in the information it compiles while tracing each German division from inception to destruction.