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The German Army 1939-45 (1): Blitzkrieg: Blitzkrieg v. 1 (Men-at-Arms) Paperback – Illustrated, 15 Nov. 1997

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Product details

  • Paperback : 56 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1855326392
  • ISBN-10 : 1855326396
  • Product Dimensions : 18.36 x 0.28 x 24.64 cm
  • Publisher : Osprey Publishing; Illustrated Edition (15 Nov. 1997)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 37 ratings

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The first of a series of five books on the German army of World War II. This volume focuses on their achievements from 1935 to 1940, and how the military traditions of Germany were used by Hitler to dominate Europe. Nigel Thomas examines the ways in which this army was trained and organized to allow them to dominate large areas of Europe so successfully. He looks at the campaigns and uniforms during the Polish, Danish, Norwegian, Belgian, Dutch and French campaigns between September 1939 and June 1940, and also considers the pre-war campaigns in Rhineland, Spain, Austria and Czechoslovakia from between 1936 and 1939.

About the Author

DR. NIGEL THOMAS is an accomplished linguist and military historian and is currently a Senior Lecturer in charge of the Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. His interests are 20th century military and civil uniformed organisations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He was recently awarded a PhD on the Eastern Enlargement of NATO. Stephen Andrew was born in 1961 in Glasgow, where he still lives and works. An entirely self-taught artist, he worked in advertising and design agencies before going freelance in 1993. Military history is his passion, and in the past few years he has established himself as a respected artist in this field. Since 1997 he has illustrated several Men-at-Arms titles including MAA 306: Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49, and the series on the Italian armies of WWII.

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