Synopses & Reviews
In this second volume examining the German infantryman before and during World War 2, post-1941 training, weapons, equipment, combat experiences and medical care are examined. The 'faceless' German soldier who struggled through bitter fighting up to and including Stalingrad retains his identity both as a human being and as a vital part of the Wehrmacht's order of battle. Containing a full array of previously unpublished photographs taken by German soldiers during the invasion of Russia this book shows in superb detail daily life and duties, the soldiers themselves, and combat action.
Motivation, training, combat experiences and equipment of individual soldiers. Each book concentrates on the service conditions, dress and equipment, motivation, training, recruitment and experiences of fighting men and women. Clothing, weaponry and equipment are shown in exploded diagrams. Previously unpublished wartime photographs show images of the German invasion of Russia as it would have been branded onto the memories of the common soldiers who spearheaded the bitter fighting leading to Stalingrad. The daily experiences of these men are brought to life in vivid detail.
About the Author
David Westwood has been interested in the armed forces of the Wehrmacht for as long as he can recall. He has previously researched orders of battle on the German army of World War II, and has written a title on Kriegsmarine submarines. He is currently working on an illustrated cartographic guide to the army's campaigns on the Eastern Front. He is married and lives in Derbyshire, UK, where he pursues his passion for fly-fishing.