German Field Fortifications 1939-45 Paperback
Illustrated by Ian Palmer
Part of the Fortress series
The German Army of World War II was a highly mobile force.
The experience of trench warfare in World War I had done much to shape Germany's blitzkrieg doctrine and concepts of field fortification, and the mobile warfare ethos of World War 2 was designed to avoid the previous war's stalemate.
This title addresses field fortifications built from local materials by infantrymen, and includes rifle platoon positions, trenches, crew-served weapon positions, bunkers, dugouts, shelters, observation posts and more.
It also covers anti-tank and anti-personnel obstacles incorporated into these field defences; field camouflage methods, and the construction tools available to infantrymen.
The integration of field defences into permanent complexes and systems is also discussed.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 64 pages, 27ill.32col.ill.
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 20/08/2004
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781841767611