German Infantryman by David Westwood
(1) 1933-40 (Warrior)

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The common German infantryman played a crucial role in the events that led to the outbreak of World War II (1939-1945), and the burden of duty lay on his shoulders during the opening moves of the conflict, in the invasion of Poland, the conquest of Norway and Denmark, the Low Countries and France. The Wehrmacht was unstoppable in this period, as it defeated almost every country that took the field against it. This volume examines the recruitment, training, weapons and equipment of the German infantryman in the eventful years building up to and including Blitzkrieg. Weaponry, team roles, tactics, training and personal equipment are all covered.
 

About David Westwood

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David Westwood began studying the German Army whilst at school, and continued at RMA Sandhurst. He has since written a series of books on the organisation of the German Army.His research into the Landser resulted from a request from Osprey to write this volume of the Warrior series, and he is now working on further volumes relating to the campaigns in Russia and Normandy.He lives and works on a mountain in Derbyshire with his wife, dog and three cats, and an ever increaing libary.
 
Published October 23, 2012 by Osprey Publishing. 64 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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