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Handbook On German Military Forces - The Illustrated Edition - Volume 2

Handbook On German Military Forces - The Illustrated Edition - Volume 2

Fully illustrated throughout with charts, tables, 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 second volume of three, and includes an in depth study of German military tactics, including reconnaissance, offensive and defensive techniques, minefields and special operations, fortifications and defenses, including the design and construction of pillboxes, observation posts, anti-tank obstacles and road blocks, and the German supply system.

CHAPTER IV. TACTICS

Section I. General Tactical Doctrines

Section II. Reconnaissance

Section III. Marches

Section IV. Offensive

Section V. Defensive

Section VI. Retrograde Movements

Section VII. Minefields

Section VIII. Special Operations

CHAPTER V. FORTIFICATIONS AND DEFENSES

Section I. Doctrine of Fortifications

Section II. Characteristics of Fortifications

CHAPTER VI. SUPPLY, EVACUATION AND MOVEMENTS

Section I. Higher Organization of Supply

Section II. System of Supply within Germany

Section III. System of Supply of the Field Army

Section IV. Maintenance Requirements

Section V. Evacuation

Section VI. Troop Movements