On the German Art of War: Truppenführung: German Army Manual for Unit Command in World War II <ul
- English translation of the military manual that guided the German Army in World War II
- This book was carried into battle by officers and NCOs
- Topics include command, attack, defense, tanks, chemical warfare, logistics, and more Truppenführung ("unit command") served as the basic manual for the German Army from 1934 until the end of World War II and laid the doctrinal groundwork for blitzkrieg and the early victories of Hitler's armies. Reading it is as close to getting inside the minds behind the Third Reich's war machine as you are likely to get.
About the Author:
Bruce Condell is a defense contractor. Col. David T. Zabecki is the editor of World War II in Europe: An Encyclopedia.
--Prof. Robert Citino, author of The Path to Blitzkrieg
"The most influential doctrinal manual ever written."