German Mountain Troops 1939–42

Yves Beraud

A fully illustrated color treatment of the German mountain divisions.
Date Published :
November 2020
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Series :
Casemate Illustrated
Illustration :
150 photographs and illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781612009100
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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A fully illustrated color treatment of the German mountain divisions.

Fifteen elite mountain divisions and a multitude of small units fought for the Wehrmacht during World War II. They fought on all fronts, operating in hostile environments ranging from the far north to Libya, the Atlantic to the Caucasus—serving in all the “hot spots.” This book, the culmination of some four decades of research and the support of many veterans and collectors, describes the life, operations and equipment of these specialist units.

About The Author

Yves Béraud comes from a family with a history of service in mountain units. He was a senior officer of the French Army. Now retired he has had several studies published, in a number of languages, focusing particularly on mountain troops.


Poland, 1939
Campaigns in the West, Norway and France, 1940
The Balkans, 1941
North Africa, 1941–42
The Eastern Front, 1941–42
The Northern Front, 1941–42
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"...a very illuminating study on some of WWII Germany's finest combat troops in their most successful actions of the early war period."


"This is a great picture album of German Mountain Troops."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"It's certainly an aid to the miniature painter and doubly fascinating to the history buff."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"I was completely unfamiliar with the Gebirigstruppen prior to receiving this book. I can recommend it to anyone who would like to learn more about less familiar aspects of armed conflict."

- Internet Modeler

"...a fascinating look at this fairly unique part of the German Army in the first half of WWII."

- ModelingMadness.Com

"...supported by a great collection of colour and monochrome photographs - one with the men wearing patterned tablecloths to stave off the cold in Norway is my favourite. […] it will appeal to readers interested in the German army in the early phases of World War II."

- Wargames Illustrated

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