On 1 September 1939, when Germany attacked Poland, the Wehrmacht numbered 3,180,000 men It eventually expanded to 9,500,000, and on 8 9 May 1945, the date of its unconditional surrender on the Western and Eastern Fronts, it still numbered 7,800,000 The Blitzkrieg period, from 1 September 1939 to 25 June 1940, was 10 months of almost total triumph for the Wehrmacht, as it defeated every country, except Great Britain, that took the field against it In this first of five volumes examining the German Army of World War II 1939 1945 , Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of Hitler s Blitzkrieg forces, including an overview of the Blitzkrieg campaign itself....
|Title||:||The German Army 1939–45 (1): Blitzkrieg (Men-at-Arms)|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing November 15, 1997|
|Number of Pages||:||56 pages|
|File Size||:||972 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The German Army 1939–45 (1): Blitzkrieg (Men-at-Arms) Reviews
Osprey publications pack quite a lot into a fairly small format, and include really good plates of illustrations. Are they perfect? No, but they are a very good start in collecting references. This title is a good example, and is one of five covering the German Army 1939-45, by period of the war. Consider them a source, but it doesn't hurt to back them up with further, independent sources, as is intelligent with all reference material.
Good I guess if you are into the minutiae of various german uniforms during the war, but I bought this thinking it was more of a general background of the germans during WWII just to add some "fluff" to my games of Bolt Action, but this is probably more appealing to history buffs than gamers.
This book focuses on the early war period, this is my favorite one. The illustrator is the best illustrator out of all the osprey books. Highly recommended.
This work is a splendid example of the new emphasis of the publisher on producing comprehensive works in a handy cheap format compared with the earlier broad brush treatments which covered too much in too little detail.
I'll make specific comments regarding volume 2 of this 5 part series as I hope they will be useful to prospective buyers.
This book is the first of five (so far) from the Osprey's Men-At-Arms Series on "German Army". The other four are:-