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Handbook On German Military Forces - The Illustrated Edition - Volume 1

Handbook On German Military Forces - The Illustrated Edition - Volume 1

Fully illustrated throughout with charts, tables, maps, illustrations, diagrams and photographs, this authoritative reference book to the German Army during World War II is indispensable for the military enthusiast.

Written in 1945 by the US War Department as an essential guide for the American soldier in Europe, it examines the structure of the Wehrmacht, its organisation from the High Command down, tactics, fortifications and defenses, logistics, weapons, equipment, uniforms and the Air Force.

Available for the first time as an ebook, this is the first volume of three, and includes an in depth study of the German military system, the structure of the field forces and other military and auxiliary organisations, including the SS and the Gestapo.

CHAPTER I. THE GERMAN MILITARY SYSTEM

Section I. INTRODUCTION

Section II. THE GERMAN SOLDIER

Section III. THE HIGH COMMAND

Section IV. ORGANIZATION OF THE ARMY FOR WAR

Section V. FUNCTIONS OF THE CORPS AREA

Section VI. CONSCRIPTION, REPLACEMENT, AND TRAINING

CHAPTER II. ORGANIZATION OF THE FIELD FORCES

Section I. OVER-ALL FIELD ORGANIZATION

Section II. HIGH COMMAND IN THE FIELD

Section III. ORGANIZATION OF HIGHER HEADQUARTERS

Section IV. PRINCIPLES AND TRENDS IN UNIT ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT

Section V. DIVISIONS

Section VI. COMBAT TROOPS (FECHTENDE TRUPPEN)

Section VII. SERVICE TROOPS

CHAPTER III. OTHER MILITARY AND AUXILIARY ORGANIZATIONS

Section I. SS AND POLICE

Section II. AUXILIARY ORGANIZATIONS

Section III. OTHER PARTY ORGANIZATIONS

Section IV. EMERGENCY DEFENSE OF GERMAN SOIL