German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1
German Paratroopers: Vol. 1

German Paratroopers: Vol. 1

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German Paratroopers: Vol. 1

Uniforms and Equipment 1936 -1945




Author:Karl Veltze
Language:English Text
Format:Hardcover
Dimensions:12.25" x 9.25"
Pages:368 pages
Photos:Approx. 1,000 color photos, plus 280 b+w wartime photos
Publisher:Zeughaus Verlag
ISBN:9783938447864
Item No. ZH-7864



The books will be indispensable to collectors, uniform enthusiasts and military historians alike. This three-volume work is the most comprehensive and detailed study of the World War II German paratrooper to date, providing in-depth examinations of nearly every uniform item - including all models of jump smocks - and equipment used from the airborne forces establishment in the mid-1930s to May 1945. It also extensively covers specific insignia and various unique ephemera. Finally, the work provides in-depth summaries of the operations the "Green Devils" fought in, from the air assaults on Norway, Belgium's Fort Eben Emael, Holland and Crete, over ground combat in North Africa, Russia, Italy and Normandy through the Battle of the Bulge and on to the last days of the Third Reich.
 

CONTENTS:

  • Volume I: Uniforms
  • Chapter I: The Blue-Grey Uniform
  • Chapter II: Jump Smocks
  • Chapter III: Paratroopers Trousers
  • Chapter IV: Footwear
  • Chapter V: Tropical and Winter Clothing
  • Chapter VI: Special Clothing
  • Chapter VII: Non-Standard Clothing

    The author and publisher were able to draw on an unprecedented degree of cooperation with collectors and museums from all over the world. The three volumes run to more than 1,000 pages, with thousands of specially commissioned color photographs of original Fallschirmjäger artefacts, some of them never shown before, accompanied by many unique period black and white images, many of them hitherto unpublished.