Collected from German Semi-official Sources and largely based upon Uniformender Deutschen Wehrmacht by Eberhard Hettler of the German Air Ministry. Comprehensive details of the organization, structure, ranks & uniforms of the German armed forces of WW2, well illustrated throughout with colour. plates depicting about 50 German servicemen with some 450 B&W Illustrations. Given it date of publication this is an early war and superior “know your enemy” publication.
RANKS & UNIFORMS OF THE GERMAN ARMY, NAVY & AIR FORCE (1940)
This book, largely drawn from German official sources, provides the means of identifying members of the three branches of the Nazi forces. It gives a comprehensive view of regimental organisation, of ships’ companies and of air force administration. Illustrating every aspect of clothing, caps, boots, steel helmets and other equipment, there are 450 accurate drawings and more than 50 German soldiers, sailors and airmen are shown in full colour. Badges of rank on shoulder-straps, sleeves and caps are illustrated in great detail, together with those of the technicians and specialists. Regimental, air-squadron and ships’ badges are fully represented. Lists show the equivalent ranks in the British and German forces, and there is an excellent glossary of German military and technical terms.