Sur les Traces de l'Armée Allemande

Grenoble Et Le Vercors, 1940-1944

Lallemant Michel

 
Publication date:
December 2019
Publisher :
Heimdal
Language:
French
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9782840485452

Dimensions : 297 X 210 mm
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£50.00

Overview
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The aim of this book is to reconstruct at least in part the image of the German troops present in the Grenoble region in 1940 at the end of the campaign for France, but above all in 1943/44 following the Italian capitulation and during the operations against the Maquis forces in the Vercors region, until the end of summer 1944. It concerns mainly the land troops (Heer), especially the Gebirgsjäger, the air force troops (Luftwaffe mainly paratroopers and bomber aviation), but also the Police (Ordnungspolizei) and incidentally the customs. Although the actions and the heinous crimes these troops committed have been known about for a long time from the accounts and pertinent studies of the Resistance which distinguished itself in the region, the reality on the other hand is not widely known, mainly because of an almost total lack of photo sources for the period. Using soldiers' personnel documents, German and French archives and also period objects, an attempt is made to reconstruct a part of that reality, going back through the chronology of the events, following the routes taken by the units engaged, the way they were made up, their officers, the soldiers themselves and especially their losses, and where all this happened within the context of the actions carried out in the area.