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NIGEL THOMAS, colour plates by STEPHEN ANDREW
GERMAN ARMY 1939-1945. BLITZKRIEG

THE RECORD OF THE WEHRMACHT
THE HIGH COMMAND OF THE ARMY AND THE WEHRMACHT
The branches of the Army
The organisation of the Field and Replacement Armies
THE STRATEGY
The Flower Wars
The Polish campaign and the Phoney War
Denmark and Norway
The Low Countries
The Battle of France
The verdict on Blitzkrieg
The Armies of Occupation
TABLE 1. GERMAN ARMY ORDERS OF DRESS 1 SEPTEMBER 1939 - 9 MAY 1945
THE UNIFORM OF THE GERMAN ARMY
Officers' ceremonial uniform
Officers' formal and semi-formal uniforms
Officers' training and barracks uniforms
Officers' field uniform
Other ranks' parade uniform
Formal and informal uniforms for other ranks
Training and barracks uniforms for other ranks
Field and fatigue uniforms for other ranks
Tank crew uniforms
Special uniforms for other branches
TABLE 2. RANKS OF THE GERMAN ARMY. 1 SEPTEMBER 1939 - 9 MAY 1945
TABLE 3. Rank insignia of the German Army 1 September 1939 - 9 May 1945
Rank insignia
TABLE 4. SELECTIVE LIST OF GERMAN ARMY BRANCH AND UNIT INSIGNIA. 1 SEPTEMBER 1939 - 25 JUNE 1940
Branch and unit insignia
MEDALS
Other awards
THE PLATES
A: CEREMONIAL UNIFORMS
A1: Oberstleutnant, Panzerregiment 8, full ceremonial uniform, Böblingen, Germany, July 1939
A2: Hauptwachtmeister, Gebirgsartillerieregiment 79, parade uniform, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, July 1939
A3: Fahnenjunker-Gefreiter, III (Jäg)/Infanterieregiment 83, walking-out uniform, Hirschberg, Germany, July 1939
B: THE POLISH CAMPAIGN
B1: Generalleutnant, 14.Infanteriedivision, field uniform, Lublin, Poland, September 1939.
B2: Hauptmann i.G., 14.Infanteriedivision, field uniform, Lublin, Poland, September 1939
B3: Stabsgefreiter, Reiterregiment 2, field uniform, Rozan, Poland, September 1939
C: BLITZKRIEG RIFLE SECTION
C1: Unteroffizier, Infanterieregiment 96, field uniform, Chelmo, Poland, September 1939
C2: Obergefreiter, Infanterieregiment 96, field uniform, Chelmo, Poland, September 1939
C3: Schütze, Infanterieregiment 96, field uniform, Chelmo, Poland, September 1939
D: DENMARK AND NORWAY
D1: Unterfeldwebel, Divisional Staff, 198.Infanterie-division, field uniform, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 1940
D2: Sanitätsobergefreiter, Sanitätskompanie 1/234, field uniform, Kristiansand, Norway, April 1940
D3: Oberleutnant, Gebirgsjägerregiment 138, field uniform, Narvik, Norway, May 1940
E: NETHERLANDS AND BELGIUM
E1: Leutnant, Aufklärungsabteilung 254, field uniform, Breda, Netherlands, May 1940
E2: Oberschütze, Infanterieregiment 49, field uniform, Namur, Belgium, May 1940
E3: Gefreiter, Pionierbataillon 30, River Meuse, Belgium, May 1940
F: THE BATTLE OF FRANCE (1)
F1: Major, Panzerregiment 25, field uniform, Cambrai, France, May 1940
F3: Hauptmann, Infanterieregiment (mot.) Groβdeutschland, field uniform, Stonne, France, May 1940
G: THE BATTLE OF FRANCE (2)
G1: Oberschirrmeister, Panzerpionierbataillon 37, field uniform, Besancon, France, June 1940
G2: Schütze, Infanterieregiment 154, field uniform, De Panne, Belgium, June 1940
G3: Unteroffizier, Infanterieregiment (mot.) 66, fatigue uniform, Amiens, France, June 1940
H: THE ARMY OF OCCUPATION
H1: Unteroffizier, Verkehrsregelungsbataillon 754, field uniform, Arras, France, July 1940
H2: Generalmajor, 215.Infanteriedivision, service uniform, Chaumont, France, September 1940
H3: Obergefreiter, Oberfeldkommandantur 672, guard uniform, Brussels, Belgium, September 1940

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