Operation Barbarossa, the attack on the Soviet Union, commenced on 22 June 1941. It became the biggest conflict in military history, with some three million German troops and about 900,000 allies facing almost 4.7 million Soviet troops. The effects would colour postwar European history for the next 50 years. This title examines the history of the conflict, and the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the German Army on the Eastern Front during World War II,from 1941-43. The book contains numerous illustrations and photographs throughout, incuding eight fine full-page colour plates by Stephen Andrew.
About the Author
Nigel Thomas is a graduate in French and German who has amassed a large archive of information on 20th century military uniforms and orders of battle. He has authored and co-authored many Osprey titles such as MAA 282 'Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941-45' and is currently head of the Modern Languages Centre and Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria.
Table of Contents
The Context of the Eastern Front · The Eastern Front 1941-3 · Army Uniform · The Plate