German Field Fortifications 1939-45
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BeschreibungThe German Army of World War II considered itself an offensive, mobile force. The experiences in the trenches in World War I had done much to shape its concept of field fortification, and its mobile warfare ethos was intended to prevent the previous war's stalemate. This book addresses frontline defensive field fortifications, built by infantrymen using local materials, and includes rifle platoon positions, trenches, crew-served weapon positions, bunkers, dugouts, shelters and more. It also covers anti-tank and anti-personnel obstacles, as well as field camouflage methods and construction methods. The integration of these positions into permanent systems and theatre-specific defences are also discussed.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction; Chronology; Building and manning the defences; Theatre-specific defences; Defensive action; The test of battle; An assessment of the German field defences; The sites today; Bibliography and further reading; Glossary; Index
PortraitGordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group until reassigned to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70. A highly respected and established author, Gordon is now a civilian contract Special Operations Forces Intelligence Specialist at the Army's Joint Readiness Center, Ft Polk. Ian Palmer is a highly experienced digital artist. A graduate in 3D design, he has provided illustrations for many publications, from modelling James Bond's Aston Martin to recreating lunar landings. He lives and works in London with his wife and three cats.
Untertitel: 'Fortress'. 27ill. 32col. ill. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2004
Seitenanzahl: 64 Seiten