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Sturmartillerie & Panzerjäger 1939–45

Sturmartillerie & Panzerjäger 1939–45

  • Author: Bryan Perrett
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781841760049
  • Category: History
  • Page: 48
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Originally the German assault gun was designed as an infantry support weapon, but the changing conditions of the battlefields of the Second World War forced it to adapt to perform a number of different roles, most importantly as a tank destroyer, although the infantry support role was never wholly discarded. If the much-glamorised Panzer divisions were the sword of the German army then the assault gun and tank destroyer units were its shield. As the Panzers' grip on the battlefield began to fail, though, it was left to the assault gun and tank destroyer crews to take up the burden.

Panzer III at War, 1939–1945

Panzer III at War, 1939–1945

  • Author: Paul Thomas
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473828279
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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With comprehensive captions and text this superb book is the latest in the best selling Images of War Series and the second instalment of the Authors pictorial history of the German Panzers in the Second World War. The Panzer III saw almost continuous action from the the annexation of Czechoslovakia, the invasion of Poland and then France and the Low countries, in North Africa, Italy, the Eastern Front and, finally, the retreat back into Germany. Between 1936 and 1945, many thousands of Panzer IIIs were built. It quickly demonstrated its superiority on the battlefield and, for most of the war, remained a match for its opponents heavy tanks.The superb collection of images show how these formidable tanks were adapted and up-gunned to face the ever increasing enemy threat. The expert commentary describes how the Germans carefully utilized all available reserves and resources into building numerous production variants and how they coped on the battlefield. This is a splendid description of the one of the Nazis foremost fighting machines and a worthy successor volume to the acclaimed Panzer IV at War.

Sturmartillerie

Sturmartillerie

Spearhead of the infantry

  • Author: Thomas Anderson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472811305
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The Sturmartillerie was a key part of Germany's armoured arsenal throughout World War II. Its armoured assault guns were designed to support the artillery on the battlefield, largely using the purpose-built Sturmgeschütz infantry support gun. This new and exhaustive study details the development and operational history of this innovative force, as well as describing how its role and the tactics it employed changed from the glory years of Blitzkrieg through to the desperate defence of the last years of the war. It also describes the technical development and evolution of the vehicles employed, and includes combat action reports and excerpts from interviews with veterans.

The Combat History of German Heavy Anti-Tank Unit 653 in World War II

The Combat History of German Heavy Anti-Tank Unit 653 in World War II

  • Author: Karlheinz Munch
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • ISBN: 9780811732420
  • Category: History
  • Page: 366
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Hundreds of photos, many never published before, of Germany's rarely seen tank destroyers, including the Ferdinand, Elephant, and Jagdtiger Color illustrations focus on unit markings, numbering, and camouflage Accompanying text chronicles the unit's combat operations plus there are personal accounts from the men who rode in these mechanical monsters German Heavy Anti-Tank Unit 653 was equipped with the heaviest tank destroying vehicles of the German armed forces. Initially activated as an assault gun battalion and redesignated in April 1943, the 653 received its first Ferdinand heavy tank destroyers (later modified and renamed Elephants) in May 1943 and went into action on the Eastern Front a month later. In 1944, the unit converted to the even more massive Jagdtiger. The seventy-five-ton, heavily armored Jagdtiger was the behemoth of the battlefield and boasted a 128mm gun-as opposed to the Ferdinand's 88-with a range of more than thirteen miles, making it deadly despite its limited mobility. Outfitted with these lethal giants, the 653 saw service in Russia, Italy, Austria, and Germany.

The Panzer Soldier

The Panzer Soldier

  • Author: Wade Krawczyk
  • Publisher: Crowood Press UK
  • ISBN: 9781861268563
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Ever since the Panzer units of the German Wehrmacht spearheaded the Blitzkrieg campaigns of 1939-41, these elite armored troops have attracted particular interest. The worldwide interest attracted by the Panzer units has been shared by students and collectors of original uniforms and militaria, for whom the dramatically designed black Panzerjacke has always been particularly prized. This is a remarkable record, in color photographs, of Panzer, Panzer Aufklarungs, Panzer Pioniere, Sturmartillerie, Panzerjager and even Panzergrenadier uniforms, insignia and decorations from the worlds leading private collections. The highlights are a number of groups of items named to particular individuals, together with their documents and wartime photographs.

The History of the Panzerjäger

The History of the Panzerjäger

Volume 1: Origins and Evolution 1939–42

  • Author: Thomas Anderson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472817591
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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The German Panzerjäger, or Panzerjägertruppe, was one of the most innovative fighting arms of World War II and its story has never properly been told. Many books have focused on an element of the story – the Hetzer, Jagdpanzer, Jagdpanther – but this is the first time that the whole story of the development and organization of Nazi Germany's anti-tank force will have been covered, from its earliest origins in World War I, through its development in the interwar period, and its baptism of fire in the early days of World War II. This is the first of two volumes that will trace the story through the glory years of Blitzkrieg and the improvements that were made when Soviet tanks were first encountered, leading to new weapons, tactics and organization. It is packed with previously unpublished wartime photographs, combat reports, and detailed charts and statistics to give an unparalleled account of this unique arm of the Wehrmacht.

Sturmartillerie

Sturmartillerie

  • Author: Walter J. Spielberger,Uwe Feist
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Tanks (Military science)
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The Bookseller

The Bookseller

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography
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Encyclopedia of the Second World War

Encyclopedia of the Second World War

  • Author: Bryan Perrett,Ian V. Hogg
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: World War
  • Page: 447
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The ultimate reference book on the war that changed the world. Over 3000 fact-packed entries in an easy-to-use A-Z format. A full who's who of World War II: features over 500 personalities, from warlords to combat heroes.

The Maginot Line 1928–45

The Maginot Line 1928–45

  • Author: William Allcorn
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781841766461
  • Category: History
  • Page: 64
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The Maginot Line, the massive series of fortifications built by France in the 1930s to defend its borders with Germany and Italy, is perhaps the most maligned collection of fortifications ever built. Despite being a technological marvel, and the most sophisticated and complex set of fortifications built up to that time, it failed to save France from crushing defeat in 1940. Yet there are those who argue that it accomplished exactly what it was designed to do. This book provides a concise and informative treatment of the Maginot Line, from North-East France to the Mediterranean. Packed with plans, contemporary and modern images, plus digital artwork, it presents a detailed visual exploration of this famous fortification system.