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THE GERMAN ARMY 1939-45 (5), WESTERN FRONT 1943 - 1945

by Nigel Thomas 
with colour plates by Stephen Andrew

 

 

S u m m a r y

Publishers Details: Published by Osprey Publishing Ltd, January 2000
ISBN: 1 85532 797 X
Contents: 48 pages, photographs, colour plates.
Price: Price 7.99/US$12.95
Review Type: Book Review
Advantages: Final volume in the series covering the German Heer of WW2 Good coverage of the uniforms worn with clear photographs and excellent plates.
Disadvantages: Covers the Heer uniforms only. Reference to earlier volumes of the series is needed to get full benefit from the descriptions and plates given here.
Recommendation: Recommended to all diorama and figure modellers wanting to know about WW2 German Army uniforms.

 

Reviewed by John Prigent

 

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This final volume of the series covers the Heer on the Western Front as distinct from the Eastern Front. 

It therefore includes the clothing worn in France, Italy, the Low Countries and Germany - and not only those but also the uniforms and insgnia of the various foreign volunteer units in those areas, even the Cossacks are here. 

Tables give branch colours and shoulder numbers for a wide selection of units so you can pick the right ones for, for example, a gunner in a Volks-Werfer Brigade in Italy and know which Brigade he was with too.

Excellent stuff. If you already have the earlier volumes of the series you won't want to miss this one, and if you haven't but are interested in the subject start collecting them now. 

I recommend them all unreservedly.


Review Copyright 2000 by John Prigent
Page Created 20 March, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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