This third volume of a successful mini-series examines the German Infantryman in the latter part of World War II. Despite being constantly in retreat, often short of equipment, sometimes hungry, cold and wet, and the overwhelming numbers of Soviet troops and armour facing him, the German Infantryman's resistance was always fierce, and although constantly moving back towards Germany, his defensive withdrawals cost the Russians dearly. During this period defensive tactics involved close artillery and tank cooperation, even at small unit level. Containing previously unpublished photographs and poignant first hand accounts, this book explores in superb detail daily life, duties and combat action.
About the Author
David Westwood has been interested in the armed forces of the Wehrmacht for as long as he can recall. He has previously researched orders of battle on the German army of World War II, and written a title on Kriegsmarine submarines. He is currently working on an illustrated cartographic guide to the army's campaigns on the Eastern Front. He is married and lives in Derbyshire, UK, where he pursues his passion for fly-fishing.