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  • Afrikakorps 1941-43by Gordon Williamson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    The campaign in North Africa between September 1940 and May 1943 holds not only an enduring fascination for postwar generations; but also a perhaps unique degree of nostalgia for some surviving participants. The campaign was no less costly in terms of human lives and material than many others; but regret at the cost is accompanied by positive memories... more...

  • Gebirgsjögerby Gordon Williamson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    Few branches of the German armed forces were represented on so many fronts as the mountain infantrymen, or Gebirgstruppen. From the Blitzkrieg campaigns of 1940, through the invasions of the Balkans and Russia and the North African campaign, to the defence of the Reich 1944-45, the Gebirgsjöger earned a reputation for reliability and courage. Typically... more...

  • German Army Elite Units 1939-45by Gordon Williamson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    In World War II a number of German Army units and divisions were classed as elites, and were distinguished by special insignia of various kinds. For some this status was simply a matter of lineage - e.g. the Infantry Regiment 'List', which traced its identity to the Bavarian unit with which Hitler had served in World War I. Some, like the 'Grossdeutschland'... more...

  • German Battleships 1939-45by Gordon Williamson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    In this, the first of a five volume series covering the capital ships of the German Navy of World War II, Gordon Williamson examines the design, development and operational use of the battleships used by the Kriegsmarine. The 'Schlesien' and 'Schleswig-Hostein' were used mostly as training ships until the end of the war when they took part in bombardment... more...

  • German Commanders of World War II (1)by Gordon Williamson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    This first of two studies examines the careers and illustrates the appearance and uniforms of 19 of the German Army's leading field commanders in World War II. Their service covers the whole arc of that army's wartime experience, from stunning success in 1939-41, through the hugely costly middle years on the Russian Front to the stubborn defensive... more...

  • German Destroyers 1939-45by Gordon Williamson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The German destroyer fleet of World War II consisted of nine classes: the Diether Von Roeder Class, the Leberecht Maas Class and the wartime classes Z23, Z35, Z37, Z40, Z43, Z46 and Z52. These vessels, though fewer in number than the British destroyer fleet, tended to be much bigger and more powerful than their allied counterparts. They served their... more...

  • German E-boats 1939-45by Gordon Williamson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    By the outbreak of World War II, Germany had done much to replace the Kaiser's High Seas Fleet, which was scuttled following their surrender at the end of World War I. Forced to build anew, the Kriegsmarine possessed some of the most technically advanced warships in existence. Although the heavy units of the fleet were too small in number to pose... more...

  • German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45by Gordon Williamson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The development of this excellent and successful class of warship only became possible after the Anglo-German naval agreement of 1935 eased restrictions on the types of ship Germany could build; even then only five of the class were permitted: the Admiral Hipper, the Blôcher, the Prinz Eugen, the Seydlitz and the Lôtzow. These Cruisers were designed... more...

  • German Light Cruisers 1939-45by Gordon Williamson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The German Navy of World War II was small in number, but contained some of the most technologically advanced capital ships in the world. This meant that although the Kriegsmarine never felt capable of encountering the might of the British Navy in a fleet action, her ships were individually more than a match for the outdated vessels of the Royal Navy.... more...

  • German Military Police Units 1939-45by Gordon Williamson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The military policeman must be one of the least appreciated yet most indispensable military figures in modern history. In the mobile warfare of the 20th century no army could keep its vital supply routes open without the military policeman. This book documents the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the many and varied German military police units... more...