German Field Fortifications 1939-45, Paperback

German Field Fortifications 1939-45 Paperback

Illustrated by Ian Palmer

Part of the Fortress series



The German Army of World War II was a highly mobile force.

The experience of trench warfare in World War I had done much to shape Germany's blitzkrieg doctrine and concepts of field fortification, and the mobile warfare ethos of World War 2 was designed to avoid the previous war's stalemate.

This title addresses field fortifications built from local materials by infantrymen, and includes rifle platoon positions, trenches, crew-served weapon positions, bunkers, dugouts, shelters, observation posts and more.

It also covers anti-tank and anti-personnel obstacles incorporated into these field defences; field camouflage methods, and the construction tools available to infantrymen.

The integration of field defences into permanent complexes and systems is also discussed.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 27ill.32col.ill.
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781841767611



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