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Aces of the Legion Condor

by Robert Forsyth & Jim Laurier Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2012)

For Germany, the Spanish Civil War proved a perfect testing ground for new technologies and tactics. During the war, some 19,000 German 'volunteers' formed an aviation group called the Legion Condor in support...

Aces of Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet'

by John Weal Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2013)

Jagdgeschwader 3 may not have the same immediate resonance as some of the more famous Luftwaffe fighter units, such Jagdgeschwader 2 'Richthofen', but it is arguably the archetypal German fighter formation of...

Albatros D.IÂ?D.II

by James F. Miller, Simon Smith, Henry Morshead & Peter Bull Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2013)

In 1916 German aerial domination had been lost to the French and British fighters. German fighter pilots requested an aircraft that was more powerful and more heavily armed, and the Albatros design bureau set...

Jagdverband 44

by Robert Forsyth & Jim Laurier Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2012)

There was no Luftwaffe fighter unit like Jagdverband 44. Formed in February 1945, the unit grew out of Hitler's bizarre decision that the Me 262 jet fighter should be used as a bomber, despite its potential...

We March Against England

by Robert Forczyk Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

In May 1940 Nazi Germany was master of continental Europe, the only European power still standing was Great Britain Â? and the all-conquering German armed forces stood poised to cross the Channel. Following...

Kill Hitler

by Neil Short, Peter Dennis & Mark Stacey Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

Although far from a typical raid, the 20 July Plot Â? Operation Valkyrie Â? was still a daring and audacious attack undertaken by a small, very brave, group of individuals, determined to kill Hitler. Hitler...

Erwin Rommel

by Pier Paolo Battistelli & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

Nicknamed 'The Desert Fox' for his cunning command of the Afrika Korps, Erwin Rommel remains one of the most popular and studied of Germany's World War II commanders. He got his first taste of combat in World...


by Thomas Anderson Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The Sturmartillerie was a key part of Germany's armoured arsenal throughout World War II. Its armoured assault guns were designed to support the artillery on the battlefield, largely using the purpose-built...

HitlerÂ?s Elite

by Chris McNab Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2013)

Hitler's Elite: The SS 1939Â?45 tells the complete story of the SS at individual, unit and organizational levels. Following an explanation of the SS' complex political and social origins, and its growth within...

Invasion 1914

by Ian Senior Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2014)

For a century, accounts of the German invasion of France and the opening year of the First World War have been dominated by histories of British troops and their experience in battle, despite the fact that the...

Messerschmitt Bf 109 EÂ?F series

by Robert Jackson & Adam Tooby Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2015)

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was one of the truly world class piston-engined fighters of World War II. This reputation rests largely with the E and F variants, which bore the brunt of the Luftwaffe's most important...

Messerschmitt Bf 109 AÂ?D series

by Robert Jackson & Adam Tooby Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2015)

From the nascent days of the Spanish Civil War to the desperate, final defence of the stricken Reich, the Messerchmitt Bf 109 was the Luftwaffe's signature fighter. From the very beginning of its combat career...

Ferdinand and Elefant Tank Destroyer

by Thomas Anderson Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2015)

This is the story of the largest and statistically most successful tank destroyer of World War II. The Ferdinand was a true behemoth, and although only 91 examples were built, they took a savage toll of Soviet...

The German Fortress of Metz 1870Â?1944

by Clayton Donnell & Brian Delf Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2013)

Following the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870Â?71, the German Army began to construct a fortress line from Strasbourg to Luxembourg to protect their new territory, the centrepiece of which...

German Airborne Divisions

by Bruce Quarrie Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2013)

The German Army of World War II was the first to fully realise the benefits of using airborne troops alongside armoured formations. German Airborne Divisions became an integral part of the blitzkrieg operations...

V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942Â?52

by Steven J. Zaloga & Robert Calow Bloomsbury Publishing (March 20, 2013)

The German A-4 ballistic missile, better known by its propaganda name of V-2, was the world's first successful ballistic missile, breaking through the atmosphere to reach its target quicker. It was a forerunner...

German Panzers 1914Â?18

by Steven J. Zaloga & Brian Delf Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2013)

Panzer warfare is synonymous with the Wehrmacht of World War II. This book examines the story of the Panzer's more mysterious ancestors, the little-known panzers of the Great War. Germany was very slow to develop...

Frederick the GreatÂ?s Allies 1756Â?63

by Stuart Reid, Gerry Embleton & Sam Embleton Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2013)

The Seven Years' War in Germany was characterised by an increasing use of 'light' troops in conjunction with regular infantry and cavalry as part of an ongoing evolution in military tactics. This book draws...

The KingÂ?s German Legion

by Otto von Pivka & Michael Roffe Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2013)

The King's German Legion was the largest and most respected of the foreign corps which fought as integrated elements of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. The light and heavy cavalry, light and line...

Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

by Mike Guardia, Adam Tooby & Henry Morshead Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2014)

In the opening days of the Blitzkrieg campaign, few aircraft could invoke as much terror as the Junkers Ju 87. Nicknamed the "StukaÂ?? (an abbreviation of Sturzkampfflugzeug Â? the German term for "dive-bomberÂ??),...

42cm 'Big Bertha' and German Siege Artillery of World War I

by Marc Romanych, Martin Rupp & Henry Morshead Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2014)

In the early days of World War I, Germany unveiled a new weapon � the mobile 42cm (16.5 inch) M-Gerät howitzer. At the time, it was the largest artillery piece of its kind in the world and a closely guarded...

Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior

by Lindsay Powell & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2014)

The reigns of Augustus and his successor Tiberius saw an epic struggle between the Romans and local peoples for the territory between the Rhine and Elbe rivers in what is now Germany. Following two decades of...

Afrikakorps Soldier 1941Â?43

by Pier Paolo Battistelli & Raffaele Ruggeri Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2013)

This book explores the experiences of the German Afrikakorps soldier during the North Africa campaign, from the Korps' arrival inÂ?theatre in February 1941 to its eventual surrender in Tunisia in May 1943,...

The Führer�s Headquarters

by Neil Short & Adam Hook Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

The 100th title in the Fortress series, this book describes and examines the Führerhauptquartiere � the 14 or so headquarters built for Hitler. Revealing their locations and how they were used to direct...

German Infantryman vs Russian Infantryman

by Robert Forczyk & Adam Hook Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2015)

The Eastern Front of World War I is sometimes overshadowed by the fighting in the West. But the clashes between Imperial Germany and Tsarist Russia in East Prussia, Poland and Lithuania were every bit as gruelling...

Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank 1979Â?98

by Michael Jerchel & Mike Badrocke Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2012)

In 1963 West Germany and the United States signed an agreement to develop the best tank in the world the MBT/KPz-70. Though by 1970 this project was stopped, West Germany used the components created for the...

Germany's Eastern Front Allies (2)

by Nigel Thomas, Carlos Caballero Jurado & Darko Pavlovic Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2012)

The Baltic nations Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania enjoyed a brief independence between the World Wars before being annexed by the USSR in 1940. The grim experience of Soviet occupation made it inevitable that...

Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965Â?95

by Michael Jerchel & Peter Sarson Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2012)

Development of the Leopard 1 can be traced back to November 1956, when the operational requirement for a new battle tank was formulated by the Federal German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). Originally a Franco-German...

German Mountain & Ski Troops 1939Â?45

by Gordon Williamson & Stephen Andrew Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2012)

Fighting in every theatre from the burning sands of North Africa to the icy wastes above the arctic circle the German Army's Gebirgstruppen troops were some of the most effective in the whole of the Wehrmacht....

U-boats vs Destroyer Escorts

by Gordon Williamson Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2013)

Winston Churchill claimed the 'U-boat peril' was the only thing that frightened him during World War II. The U-boat was developed from a small coastal vessel into a state-of-the-art killer, stalking the high...

German Infantryman (3) Eastern Front 1943Â?45

by David Westwood & Elizabeth Sharp Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2012)

This third volume of a successful mini-series examines the German Infantryman in the latter part of World War II. Despite being constantly in retreat, often short of equipment, sometimes hungry, cold and wet,...

Panzer 38(t)

by Steven J. Zaloga & Richard Chasemore Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2014)

This title offers a detailed study of a successful but little-known German tank of World War II, the Panzer 38(t). Germany's annexation of Czech provinces in 1938 gave it control of the large Czech armament...

Frederick the GreatÂ?s Army (1)

by Philip Haythornthwaite & Bryan Fosten Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2012)

The Prussian army of King Frederick II, 'the Great', became so renowned as a result of its campaigns, principally during the Seven Years' War, that it was regarded as a model for many of the other armies of...

The German Army 1939Â?45 (4)

by Nigel Thomas & Stephen Andrew Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2012)

In early 1943 the annihilation of the 6th Army at Stalingrad marked the irreversible turning-point of the war in the East. Despite occasional local successes gained in the face of great odds Â? testimony to...

Bolt Action: Armies of Germany

by Warlord Games, Warwick Kinrade & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2012)

This book provides Bolt Action players with all of the information they need to field the military forces of Germany. Detailed army lists allow players to construct German armies for any theatre and any year...

Kriegsmarine Auxiliary Cruisers

by Gordon Williamson & Ian Palmer Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

Despite being relatively unknown compared to famous ships like Graf Spee or Bismarke, or the more famous U-boats, the Auxiliary Cruisers were immensely successful, not only in the number of enemy ships they...


by Thomas Anderson Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2013)

One of the most feared weapons of World War II, the Tiger tank was a beast of a machine which dominated the battlefields of Europe with its astonishing size, speed and firepower. It continues to fascinate more...

Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces

by Gordon Williamson & Ian Palmer Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

Although often overlooked in favour of the U-boats or battleships, the vast majority of the Kriegsmarine was formed of the smaller vessels of the coastal forces. These ships and boats, which included minesweepers,...

Panther Medium Tank 1942Â?45

by Stephen Hart & Jim Laurier Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

The Panzerkampfwagen V Panther is one of the best-known German tanks in existence and is considered one of the greatest tanks of World War II. When in June of 1941, Germany invaded Russia, Panzertruppe encountered...

German Infantryman (2) Eastern Front 1941Â?43

by David Westwood & Elizabeth Sharp Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2012)

In this second volume examining the German infantryman before and during World War 2, post-1941 training, weapons, equipment, combat experiences and medical care are examined. The 'faceless' German soldier who...

Where the Iron Crosses Grow

by Robert Forczyk Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2014)

The Crimea has been the scene of conflict throughout its history. First occupied by the Russians in the 18th century it was the scene of the Crimean War, and was drawn into the Russian Civil War, as well as...

Home Before the Leaves Fall

by Ian Senior Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2012)

The German invasion of France and Belgium in August 1914 came close to defeating the French armies, capturing Paris and ending the First World War before the autumn leaves had fallen. But the German armies failed...


by James Lucas Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2013)

While Allied propaganda would have us believe that during World War II the German population were downtrodden workers, with no rights and under the power and influence of the all-controlling Gestapo, the truth...

The Kaiser's Army

by David Stone Bloomsbury Publishing (June 01, 2015)

In this comprehensive book, David Stone describes and analyses every aspect of the German Army as it existed under Kaiser Wilhelm II, encompassing its development and antecedents, organisation, personnel, weapons...