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by Thomas Wictor

eBook German Assault Troops of World War I: Organization Tactics  Weapons  Equipment  Orders of Battle  Uniforms download ISBN: 0764340360
Author: Thomas Wictor
Publisher: Schiffer; 1 edition (April 20, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 344
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Category: History
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German Assaualt Troops of World War I" by Thomas Wictor is a magnificent book and subject that .

German Assaualt Troops of World War I" by Thomas Wictor is a magnificent book and subject that has had limited detailed study with supporting documentation and photography. As well this book briefly delves into some of the famous battles such as Verdun, Riga, Cambrai, but as the author states in the book that a certain level military and historical knowledge of the period is expected of the reader.

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Rare photos depict badges and insignia not previously known, while primary documents describing regulations and training are provided in their entirety.

A detailed study of German assault troops of World War I, the third volume in Thomas Wictor's Military Tetralogy. Mr. Wictor deals with his topic successfully, without getting entangled with postwar political issues

A detailed study of German assault troops of World War I, the third volume in Thomas Wictor's Military Tetralogy. Wictor deals with his topic successfully, without getting entangled with postwar political issues. In addition to very readable prose, every second page includes several photographs or contemporary illustrations of the German stormtroops, their weapons, and equipment. Books in this format are often disappointing because they tend to present information in a disjointed manner by closely following the illustrations. New information on the origin of shock tactics is presented, gleaned from German archives and not previously published in English. Specific operations on all fronts are included, along with extracts from German army manuals for. Product Identifiers.

When World War I began, Germany had no dedicated assault units within the German Army. However, the terms assault troops (Sturmtruppen) and assault detachment (Sturmabteilung) had been in use by the German General Staff since 1906 with regards to German Colonial troops in Southwest Africa. In 1910, the War Ministry published Instructions for Combat against Fortresses which laid out the basic guidelines for the use of assault troops in combat. The book is divided into 15 chapters that cover the early assault troops, official assault units, weapon and tactics development, major battles where assault/shock troops were employed, antitank warfare, etc.

Thomas Wictor is the author of five books. man, and failed ally, he is the planet's only expert on World War I flamethrowers

Thomas Wictor is the author of five books.

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This book covers the organization, tactics, weapons, equipment, orders of battle, and uniforms of official and unofficial units, from early raiding parties to formal assault battalions. Rare photos depict badges and insignia not previously known, while primary documents describing regulations and training are provided in their entirety. New information on the origin of shock tactics is presented, gleaned from German archives and not previously published in English. Specific operations on all fronts are included, along with extracts from German army manuals for shock-troop arms such as flamethrowers, mortars, machine guns, grenade launchers, assault artillery, and tanks.
Comments: (7)
Iphonedivorced
Excellent book on a subject rarely touched on in the detail the author of this book has done. Detailed descriptions of the units, uniforms and equipment. The collection of photos in this volume is one of the finest I have ever seen, worth the price of the book alone. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in WWI uniforms and equipment.

Mr. Wictor, thank you for taking the time to document the history of these often overlooked WWI soldiers.
Thohelm
Geneses of the STORMTROOPER

"German Assaualt Troops of World War I" by Thomas Wictor is a magnificent book and subject that has had limited detailed study with supporting documentation and photography. As stated in the description this mammoth book covers in extreme and concise detail the organization, tactics, weapons, equipment, order of battle, uniforms and insignia. As well this book briefly delves into some of the famous battles such as Verdun, Riga, Cambrai, but as the author states in the book that a certain level military and historical knowledge of the period is expected of the reader. However, this does not distract from this book at all and reader can find countless volumes about the period and the stated battles for further study or reference. Overall, this is by far one of the best books on the subject I have read to date and as a bonus this just a beautifully formatted and high quality publication.

CONTENTS:

-Introduction
Chapters;
1. early assault troops
2. the first official assault units
3. the further development of assault tactics
4. assault Battalion Rohr, Mountain Troops, and Jager
5. Verdun and the Somme
6. the eastern and Balkan fronts
7. official Army assault battalions; elastic defense
8. mortars, grenade launchers, assault artillery, and machine guns
9. short training courses in assaults tactics
10. instructions for shock troops
11. large-scale attacks by assault troops
12. infantryman transformed into assault troops
13. the spring offensives
14. tanks and antitank warfare
15. expeditionary forces and the final assaults
-Conclusion
Appendix 1: instructions for the employment of flame projectors
Appendix 2: badges of assault units
-bibliography
-glossary
-index

(Hardcover, 9"x11", 339 pages, profusely illustrated with line drawings and period photography)
TheSuspect
Thomas Wictor is the best source for real information about WWI.
Fiarynara
As a collector of photographs from the Great War, I am interested in as much information about the uniforms,equipment and strategy of these soldiers as I can gather. This book on German assault troops provides a tremendous amount of information on all aspects of these soldiers.
Nuadora
Great photos, great information! I highly recommend this book to any and all WW1 historians as it provides newly released information about these units.
Togor
Best Book out there on WW 1 German Stormtroopers!
Impala Frozen
Fasinating history of the advent of specialized assault troops.
An excellent book on the German assault troops in the First World War and the genesis of the storm troopers. The detail is amazing in this work and it is one of the most informative books about WWI I've read. After reading about the Great War since the 50th anniversary in 1964 when I was 13, I am taken aback that with the centenary of the war beginning, I never knew that German troops often wore their helmets backwards to improve vision. The Turks and Bulgarians, among others, even manufactured a modified version of the iconic German helmet, as did the Germans themselves later in the war. I wonder why this is seldom if ever mentioned anywhere else in the literature of the war.