Описание: For the first time in English, a new and detailed dimension to the history of the Spanish troops fighting with the German Wehrmacht in World War II: the participation of the Military Intervention Corps in La Division Azul the Blue Division. More than four hundred unpublished photograph provide an in-depth study of the military uniforms, uniforms, documents, and organization of the Spanish and German Military Administration of the period.
Описание: This book is the definitive reference on the topic. Lavishly illustrated with over 600 photographs and over 200 charts, wartime advertisements and other educational aids, it represents the most accurate and detailed look at the rations provided to the German soldier in World War II. Relying mainly on wartime German and American references, most unknown to the general public, this book dispels the many myths associated with German rations of World War II. Covering all the major food groups Emergency and Special rations, Scho-ka-kola, the supply system and wartime packaging materials and construction this book is a must for every serious collector and historian of the German military in World War II.
Описание: This book examines the uniforms and badges of an almost forgotten group of soldiers Don, Kuban, Terek and Siberian Cossack units that fought with the German Wehrmacht during World War II. With the cooperation of former members of many Cossack units the authors have collected a great deal of material much of the information I this book appears in print here for the first time. Among the subjects covered are: Cossacks in the Imperial Russian Army; the uniforms and badges of the Cossacks in the Wehrmacht in World War II, including collar insignia, Cossack headgear, sleeve badges (arm shields), Cossack qualification badges, decorations awarded to Cossacks; flags and command symbols of the Cossack units.
Описание: Following the high casualties in close-quarter combat in Russia, in 1942 the Wehrmacht established the Close Combat Badge in three grades and was awarded to those after a specific number of battles. This concise book discusses the awards various grades and includes rare documents and war-era photographs.
Описание: In the First World War German soldiers received the Iron Cross for valor. During the Second World War there were many additional decorations established to award various deeds in combat. The German assault badges in its various grades were awarded for participation in specific numbers of combat assaults. This concise book discusses the awards various types and grades and includes rare documents and war-era photographs.
Описание: The majority of the images portraying the German armed forces during World War II were shot by closely censored Kriegsberichter (war correspondents), and frequently obfuscated the actual wartime experience for propaganda purposes. In this all new series, one can look back in time and see the war through the untainted lenses of the individual Frontsoldaten, who were daring enough to capture this epic period on film. In addition to fascinating candid photos, is a carefully selected array of studio portraits. The outstanding color gallery has the exclusive privilege of featuring original period uniforms, equipment, and accessories from internationally acclaimed collectors.
Описание: This book takes the reader through a full-color look at reenactment of the German military of WWII. Dedicated reenactors have gone to amazing lengths to recreate the Wehrmacht in action. Original tanks and half tracks take to the field once more, alongside uniformed German soldiers. Everything from tanks to machine guns to can openers and cooking utensils is put to use to recreate not only authentic battles but also the more mundane aspects of wartime life, such as vehicle and weapons maintenance, sleeping, cooking, and trying to survive. The author has selected photos from WWII reenactments around the world, where reenectors have spent enormous amounts of time and money. Panzers thunder through the fields once more, planes of the Luftwaffe strike from the sky, and the German fighting men and women once more are thrown into an amazing array of scenarios.
Описание: An indispensable guide for historians, collectors and military modelers, this book finally resolves the confusion surrounding many of the many World War II Wehrmacht (both Army and Luftwaffe) patterns and garments and establishes a complete and concise system of identification and terminology. A comparative section with post-war fabrications is added as a tool for authentication. More than ten different camouflage patterns are covered, including the super rare carbon overprint and Leibermuster. Authentic zeltbahns, helmet covers, caps, smocks, winter clothing, anti-gas outfits, body aprons, tents and more are shown in over 580 full color, and contemporary black and white photographs (most published here for the first time).
Описание: The majority of the images portraying the German armed forces during World War II were shot by closely censored war correspondents. In this ongoing series, one can look back in time and see the war through the untainted lenses of the individual Frontsoldaten, who were daring enough to capture this epic period on film.
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