German Ground Forces of World War II

Complete Orders of Battle for Army Groups, Armies, Army Corps, and Other Commands of the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS, September 1, 1939, to May 8, 1945

William T. McCroden, Thomas E. Nutter

This massive new reference work is broken up into sections presenting a detailed analysis of each corresponding order of battle for every German field formation above division.
Publication date:
September 2018
Publisher :
Savas Beatie
Language:
English
Illustration :
6 b/w photos throughout and 1 map
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781611211092

Dimensions : 254 X 178 cm
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£28.00

Overview
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• The first comprehensive order of battle for German ground troops, from the invasion of Poland to the destruction of the last remnants of Germany's Wehrmacht and Waffen SS

This massive new reference work is broken up into sections presenting a detailed analysis of each corresponding order of battle for every German field formation above division. Additional new ground is broken by describing the orders of battle of the myriad German and Axis satellite formations assigned to security commands throughout occupied Europe and the combat zones, as well as those attached to fortress commands and to the commanders of German occupation forces in Eastern and Western Europe. An accompanying narrative describes the career of each field formation and includes the background and experience of many of their most famous commanding officers.

Unlike similar works, these orders of battle are dynamic, and so account for the continuously changing character of Germany’s ground forces at war. For the first time, readers can follow the career of every German division, corps, army, and army group as the German armed forces shifted units to and from theatres of war, from the period of triumphant successes to the years of grinding defensive warfare and eventual defeat.

About the Authors
William T. McCroden served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam era, has an associate’s degree, and now works for the Department of Veterans Affairs. William spent decades researching the orders of battle of the German armed forces in World War II.

Thomas E. Nutter recently retired after practising intellectual property law for more than 30 years. He also holds master’s and doctorate degrees in military history and devotes most of his time to researching and writing about Germany and the German armed forces.