Wehrmacht Auxiliary Forces

Wehrmacht Auxiliary Forces

by Nigel Thomas, Simon McCouaig

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Overview

Though the 'Wehrmachtsgefolge' (Armed Forces Auxiliaries) were generally inferior to their armed forces equivalents, their contribution to the German war-effort was far from negligible. Auxiliaries including the NSKK, Transportkorps Speer, Reichsarbeitsdienst and Organization Todt supported the Wehrmacht in their duties. In 1944, the strength of these organizations peaked at 3,800,000-40% of the size of the armed forces. As they became increasingly aware of their importance, the Auxiliaries introduced uniform and insignia modifications which made them virtually indistinguishable from their comrades in the armed forces. This book examines the organization, uniforms and history of the various Wehrmacht auxiliary forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782002338
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 08/20/2012
Series: Men-at-Arms , #254
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 994,954
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

DR NIGEL THOMAS is an accomplished linguist and military historian and is currently a Senior Lecturer in charge of the Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. His interests are 20th century military and civil uniformed organisations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He was recently awarded a PhD on the Eastern Enlargement of NATO. Carlos Caballero Jurado was born in Ciudad Real, Spain, in 1957. He served as an NCO in the Spanish Army's Division Brunete (1st Armoured Division) and later graduated with a BA in History from the University of Alicante. He has written and co-written numerous books and articles on military historical subjects, including four Osprey titles. Carlos is a history teacher in Alicante.

Simon McCouaig is an established modern military illustrator. He has already illustrated several Men-at-Arms and Elite volumes including the well respected Elite 37 South-East Asian Special Forces.
DR NIGEL THOMAS is an accomplished linguist and military historian, formerly at Northumbria University, now a freelance military author, translator and military uniform consultant. His interests are 20th-century military and civil uniformed organizations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He was awarded a PhD on the Eastern enlargement of NATO.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The NSKK · Transportkorps Speer · Reichsarbeitsdienst · Organisation TODT · Deutscher Volkssturm · The Plates

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