The fruit of the seven years research, this is the first of a series devoted to the vehicles and crossing equipment used by the German pioneers during World War Two, a theme neglected by military specialists until now. This book now fills the gap, tracing the development of amphibious vehicles from the initial hesitations in the thirties to the secret projects at the end of the war which remained on the drawing board.
Tysk militærhistorie, tyske hær's historie, tyske regimenter. Et engelsk opslagsværk, encyclopædi, over den tyske hær's historie i det 20. århundrede. Bogen er opdelt i tre afsnit: Den tyske hær i 1. Verdenskrig; Den tyske hær i 2. Verdenskrig; Den tyske hær efter 1945, Bundesheer. Bogen er rigt illustreret (sort/hvide fotos) og har ikke bare hærens historie, men også beskrivelser af køretøjer, våben, våbentyper, udrustning, tekniske data og beskrivelser af kanoner, kampvogne, "ordnance", organisation, m.m. samt kronologisk oversigt over begivhederne og udviklingen i både 1. og 2. Verdenskrig, og tekstafsnit om tysk militarisme, Versailles-traktaten, Tyskland i mellemkrigsårene, Det Tredie Rige, SS-divisioner, Tyskland efter 1945, Tyskland og NATO, nye våben som raketter og missiler, helikoptere, m.m.
The German 10th SS Panzer Division from the Eastern Front to Normandy
Author: Dieter Stenger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Organized and trained during 1943, the 10th SS Panzer Division saw its first action in the spring of 1944 during the relief of an encircled German army on the Eastern Front. Several months later, in response to the Allied invasion at Normandy, the division returned to the West in mid-June 1944. Here the division engaged in a series of armored attacks and counterattacks against British and American forces. The 10th SS briefly held off a few enemy thrusts but gradually had to fall back to Falaise, where the division escaped the Allied encirclement with no tanks and only a fraction of its men. The 10th SS Panzer Division next defended against the Allied parachute assault during Operation Market Garden in September 1944. Depleted and now a division in name only, the 10th SS fought in Alsace before Hitler sent it to the Eastern Front again. There, east of Berlin, the division participated in the final battles to enable the escape of German soldiers and civilians from Soviet captivity.
The Germans transformed armoured warfare from a lumbering and ponderous experiment in World War I into something that could decide the outcome of conflicts. This technical and operational history is the definitive guide to the legendary Panzerwaffe, from its very infancy to the days when it made Europe its garden path at the height of Nazi German power. With rare and revealing combat reports, along with photographs sourced from previously unseen private and archival collections, it uncovers the technical and operational stories of the formidable armoured beasts that formed the backbone of the German war machine – tanks such as the Panzer I, II and 38(t).