German Machine Guns of the Second World War

Hans Seidler

 
Date Published :
August 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 b/w images
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781592731
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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German Machine Guns of the Second World War is a highly illustrated record of the German war machine between 1939 – 1945. Many of the photographs, all from the authors collection, come originally from the albums of individuals who took part in the war.

Arranged by theatre chronologically, the book analyses the development of the machine gun and describes how the Germans carefully utilized weapons such as the MG34 and the much vaunted MG42 into both offensive and defensive roles. Supported by a host of other machine guns like the MP28, MP38/40 and the lethal Sturmgerher 44, it depicts how these formidable machine guns fought against an ever-increasing enemy threat.

Using over 250 rare and unpublished photographs together with detailed captions and accompanying text, this book provides a unique insight into German weaponry from early Blitzkrieg campaigns to the final demise of the Nazi empire.

About The Author
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Hans Seidler is a leading collector of Second World War memorabilia and an authority on German armed forces and their equipment. His published world with Pen and Sword include Hitler’s Tank Killers – Sturmgeschütz at War 1939-1945, Luftwaffe Flak Divisions and Hitler’s Boy Soldiers, all in the Images of War Series.

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