German Army, 1939-45 : Balkans v.2 Paperback
by Nigel Thomas
Illustrated by Stephen Andrew
Part of the Men-at-Arms series
Hitler first considered an invasion of Great Britain in autumn 1940, then scheduled Operation Barbarossa, the conquest of the European part of the Soviet Union, for May 1941.
Anxious to emulate Hitler's successes, the Italian dictator Mussolini embarked upon unnecessary military adventures in North Africa and the Balkans, which forced Hitler's intervention, diverting and depleting precious German resources, and a six-week postponement of Barbarossa.
In this second of four volumes [Men-at-Arms 311, 316, 326 & 330] on the German Army of the Second World War, Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of the forces involved in North Africa and the Balkans.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 56 pages, 8 colour and 50 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 11/04/1998
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781855326408