The German Army Mountain Soldier of World War II

by Wade Krawczyk, Bart Jansen

The German Army Mountain Soldier of World War II Synopsis

The Mountain Troops of the German Army in World War II were an elite of a special kind. Unlike the Panzer units, they did not field the mot modern equipment of their day. Unlike the Waffen-SS, they were not hand-picked for their Nazi loyalty. If anything, the respect attracted by their special cap and their Edelweiss insignia was earned by rather old-fashioned miltiary virtues - by sheer physical prowess, in uniquely testing conditions. The Gebirgsjager had to be able to do what other soldiers did - but in places where no other soldiers had the strength and the skills to go, and often in weather no other soldiers could face.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847970978
Publication date: 23rd March 2009
Author: Wade Krawczyk, Bart Jansen
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: Second World War, European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Land forces & warfare,

About Wade Krawczyk, Bart Jansen

Wade Krawczyk has been a military collector since the 1970s and has specialized in German Army Uniforms. In pursuit of research he has travelled widely in Europe and Russia. For many years he was a TV news cameraman and military correspondent on assignments around the globe. Since 1993 he has worked as a film and TV costumier, armourer and technical adviser mainly from the Warner Bros Studios on the Gold Coast. This is his fifth publication on German uniforms for Crowood. Resident - Brisbane, Australia Bart Jansen has been a collector of German militaria for more than 20 years, also a keen ...

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