The German Army 1939-45 by Nigel Thomas
(5): Western Front 1943-45: Western Front, 1944-45 v. 5 (Men-at-Arms)

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This book covers the high command, the developments in unit organisation, the campaigns and the uniforms and equipment of the German Army in the last two years of the war in North-West Europe and Italy. Despite the huge pressure of fighting on three fronts, ever-worsening shortages of manpower and equipment, and Allied command of the skies, Germany's decimated divisions fought on with impressive skill and determination. This period of World War II (1939-1945) also saw a fascinating mixture of obsolescent, newly designed, and field-made combat clothing which gave the German soldier a radically different appearance from his predecessor of just five years before.
 

About Nigel Thomas

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DR NIGEL THOMAS is an accomplished linguist and military historian and was a Principal Lecturer in charge of the Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, where he was awarded a PhD on the Eastern Enlargement of NATO. His interests are 20th century military and civil uniformed organizations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He has recently formed his own company - Nigel Thomas Associates' (www.nt-associates.com), involved in military and business translation from French, German and Italian, military authorship and military uniform consultancy. Laszlo Szabo is an author living in Hungary and currently conducting archival research in the national archives. The author lives in Tyne and Wear, UK.
 
Published August 21, 2012 by Osprey Publishing. 48 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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