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GERMANY IN UNIFORM 1934 From Reichswehr to Wehrmacht
A useful work, incorporating Knotel’s illustrations published in Berlin in 1933, this book presents uniforms of different units and state and political agencies. It explores not only conventional armed forces such as marine and aviation, but also customs officers, forest rangers and members of the Nazi party. Two chapters are devoted first to the takeover of Hitler and then to the transformation of the Reichswehr in Wehrmacht, which is a consequence of the former. In the same spirit, background tables were completed by the documents of the period, including knowledge about the rise of German forces, extracted from the archives of the second French office. The accuracy, diversity of representation, and its aesthetic quality, make this book a valuable document for historians and amateurs alike.