Handbook on German Military Forces

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LSU Press, 1995 - History - 635 pages
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In 1953, the U.S. War Department declassified its Handbook on German Military Forces, but the document has stayed virtually unknown until today. This book is a massive compendum of information on every aspect of Hilter's forces--a reference book indispensable to scholars of World War II and devotees of military history. Illustrated.
  

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The information of this Handbook is extrimely, a copilation of then time. To our time its no difference.
The structure and intelligence played a big success.
And still until this time DESMEMORIZED.....4 stars.////....

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A breakdown of the composition of German forces during World War II. A good reference for those interested in in the military history of the period as many history just give unit names or type [such ... Read full review

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Contents

THE GERMAN MILITARY SYSTEM
1
Section II THE GERMAN SOLDIER
2
Section III THE HIGH COMMAND
15
Section IV ORGANIZATION OF THE ARMY FOR WAR
41
Section V FUNCTIONS OF THE CORPS AREA
45
Section VI CONSCRIPTION REPLACEMENT AND TRAINING
54
ORGANIZATION OF THE FIELD FORCES
79
Section III ORGANIZATION OF HIGHER HEADQUARTERS
82
WEAPONS
308
Section III MORTARS
320
Section IV ARTILLERY
326
Section V SELFPROPELLED ARTILLERY
364
Section VI ARMORED VEHICLES
384
Section VII ROCKET WEAPONS
395
Section VIII GRENADES
402
Section IX OTHER WEAPONS
411

Section IV PRINCIPLES AND TRENDS IN UNIT ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT
85
Section VII SERVICE TROOPS
176
OTHER MILITARY AND AUXILIARY ORGANIZATIONS
180
Section II AUXILIARY ORGANIZATIONS
203
Section III OTHER PARTY ORGANIZATIONS
206
Section IV EMERGENCY DEFENSE OF GERMAN SOIL
207
TACTICS
209
Section II RECONNAISSANCE
210
Section III MARCHES
212
Section IV OFFENSIVE
213
Section V DEFENSIVE
228
Section VI RETROGRADE MOVEMENTS
239
Section VII MINEFIELDS
243
Section VIII SPECIAL OPERATIONS
253
FORTIFICATIONS AND DEFENSES
262
Section II CHARACTERISTICS OF FORTIFICATIONS
263
SUPPLY EVACUATION AND MOVEMENTS
281
Section II SYSTEM OF SUPPLYWITHIN GERMANY
282
Section III SYSTEM OF SUPPLY OF THE FIELD ARMY
291
Section IV MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS
298
Section V EVACUATION
301
Section VI TROOP MOVEMENTS
305
EQUIPMENT
416
Section III ARTILLERY FIRE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
425
Section IV SIGNAL EQUIPMENT
434
Section V ENGINEER EQUIPMENT
478
Section VI CHEMICAL WARFARE EQUIPMENT
518
Section VII FIELD RANGES AND COOKING EQUIPMENT
537
UNIFORMS INSIGNIA AND INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT
541
Section II GERMAN ARMY INSIGNIA
553
Section III GERMAN AIR FORCE UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA
554
Section IV ARMED ELITE GUARD UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA
556
Section V GERMAN DECORATIONS
557
Section VI AUXILIARY FORCES AND SEMIMILITARY ORGANIZATIONS
559
Section VII INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT
561
GERMAN AIR FORCE
591
Section III AIR FORCE ARMS AND SERVICES
598
Section IV ARMY AND NAVY COOPERATION
604
Section V EQUIPMENT
605
Section VI TRAINING
630
Section VII TACTICS
632
INDEX
637
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Historian Stephen E. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana. Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades. He is also the founder and president of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. His works include D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan.

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