GERMAN PARATROOPERS: Volume 1 - Uniforms and Equipment 1936-1945
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.
* 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 Fallschirmjager artefacts, some of them never shown before, accompanied by many unique period black and white images, many of them hitherto unpublished.
NEW-dj, available mid March 2016 ......$125.00
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Updated as of 3/23/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price