German Mountain Troops 1942–45

Yves Beraud

A fully illustrated account of the deployment of German Mountain Units in the last years of World War II.
Date Published :
May 2021
Publisher :
Casemate
Series :
Casemate Illustrated
Illustration :
Color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781612009469
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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"The author does a terrific job of outlining the many campaigns and areas where the German Mountain troops fought throughout the war, and the unique challenges that some of these areas brought." — AMPS

When World War II began, the Wehrmacht had fifteen mountain divisions and a multitude of small units, including some Austrian units that had been incorporated into the German army after the Anschluss. These mountain units would operate in hostile environments on all fronts during World War II. Due to their training, equipment and adaptability, the Gebirgstruppen would be deployed to fight in almost every theater. In the last years of the war they would see action in North Africa, Italy, the Balkans, Norway and Finland, and in the West as the Allies pushed German forces back toward Berlin.

This book, the culmination of four decades of research and the support of many veterans and collectors, describes the uniform, equipment, and operations of these specialist units during the later years of World War II. The text is complemented by period photographs taken at the front, including many color photographs, and modern photographs of uniform details.

About The Author
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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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction
North Africa 1942–43
The Eastern Front 1942–45
Norway and Finland 1942–45
The Italian Campaign 1943–45
The Balkans 1942–45
The Campaign in the West 1944–45
Afterword
Bibliography
Index

REVIEWS
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"The men who formed these units are at the heart of this new book. Uniforms, weapons, and equipment are also touched upon. The text is thorough in detail, but the outstanding feature of this work is the illustrations, photographs of mountain troops in action and behind the lines. Many of them are in color with good captions providing interesting extra information."

- WWII History Magazine

"The author does a terrific job of outlining the many campaigns and areas where the German Mountain troops fought throughout the war, and the unique challenges that some of these areas brought."

- AMPS

"...will be of interest to figure modelers and military historians alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"Uniform buffs and vignette modelers will come away with details and inspiration."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"The second volume was worth the wait."

- Modelers Alliance

"...another phenomenal addition to the Casemate Illustrated series and I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in the Gebirgsjaeger or mountain warfare in World War Two."

- Aviation Enthusiast Book Club

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