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Gebirgsjager Gordon Williamson

Gebirgsjager By Gordon Williamson

Gebirgsjager by Gordon Williamson


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Summary

An elite soldier, the Gebirgsjager was trained for combat in mountainous terrain, but he also saw action as line infantry in the course of World War II. This work examines the recruitment and training of the common Gebirgsjager, and explores his experiences throughout the war.

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Gebirgsjager: German Mountain Trooper 1939-45 by Gordon Williamson

Few branches of the German armed forces were represented on so many fronts as the mountain infantrymen, or Gebirgstruppen. From the Blitzkrieg campaigns of 1940, through the invasions of the Balkans and Russia and the North African campaign, to the defence of the Reich 1944-45, the Gebirgsjager earned a reputation for reliability and courage. Typically each trooper was a supremely fit individual: the need to cover difficult terrain in full kit, without the back-up of a motorised baggage train, demanded this. This new volume examines the recruitment, training, and combat experiences of the common Gebirgsjager.

About Gordon Williamson

Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and currently works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the Military Police TA and has published a number of books and articles on the decorations of the Third Reich and their winners, including Elite 63 German Mountain and Ski Troops. He is the author of a number of Osprey World War II books. Darko Pavlovic was born in 1959 and currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. A trained architect, he now works as a full-time illustrator and writer, specialising in militaria. Darko has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Men-at-Arms 282: 'Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941-45' and Elite 60: 'U-Boat Crews 1914-45'. He has also written and illustrated titles for the Men-at-Arms series on the Austrian army of the 19th century

Table of Contents

Introduction - Chronology - Enlistment - Training - Appearance and equipment - Everyday life - Experience of battle - Colour plate commentary - Museums - Collecting - Re-enactment - Index

Additional information

GOR012249725
9781841765532
1841765538
Gebirgsjager: German Mountain Trooper 1939-45 by Gordon Williamson
Used - Like New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20030725
64
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