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German Mountain & Ski Troops 1939-45 (Elite)
 
 

German Mountain & Ski Troops 1939-45 (Elite) [Kindle Edition]

Gordon Williamson , Stephen Andrews

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Fighting in every theatre from the burning sands of North Africa to the icy wastes above the arctic circle the German Army's Gebirgstruppen troops were some of the most effective in the whole of the Wehrmacht. Their esprit de corps and morale were extremely high and their commanders, men such as Eduard Dietl, the 'Hero of Narvik', and Julius 'Papa' Ringel, were idolised by their men. Dietl himself was the first soldier of the Wehrmacht to be awarded the coveted Oakleaves to the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. In this book Gordon Williamson details the uniforms, organisation and combat histories of these elite troops.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8315 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (23 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007X3K2HI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #513,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rather Better than Warrior 74 30 Jan 2007
By Pardus Amicus - Published on Amazon.com
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Although covering the same subject as Warrior 74: Gebirgsjager, German Mountain Trooper 1939-45, I found this Elite volume to be somewhat more focused and less repetitive, although both volumes are neccessarily brief.

Elite, extremely fit, and highly motivated but lightly equipped infantry troops mostly from Southern Germany and Austria Gebirgsjager fought in all theatres of World War 2, proving extremely effective in Norway and Greece until their eventual stop-gap employment and destruction in the Western Front.

This volume covers the main Gebirgs divisions and corps, the SS and ethnic Gebirgs formations, major campaigns, decorations and insignia, uniforms, and has the usual excellent Osprey color plates and period illustrations. However weapons, tactics, and general unit structure are not covered to a great extent, my only complaint about this otherwise excellent general reference.

Both Osprey volumes mentioned make good companions to;

Seven Days in January; With the 6th SS-Mountain Division in Operation Nordwind, 0-9666389-5-6
4.0 out of 5 stars Good source for information 18 May 2014
By Mark Reinders - Published on Amazon.com
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Enjoyed the many drawings of the various uniforms and equipment employed by German mountain troops. Useful in comparison to other nations during the same time period.
3.0 out of 5 stars Reprint 29 Nov 2011
By jeff brackenridge - Published on Amazon.com
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This is just a more recent reprint of the older book. Little, if anything new. Needs to be updated with color pics of uniforms and equipment found in collections, museums, and online. The unit histories were superficial, but a good starting point to get to know more about the Gebirgsjaeger and Schijaeger units of the Wehrmacht, of which most were Austrian..
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