This atlas was compiled to illustrate the doctrine in Führung und Gefecht (also published by MLRS Books). The clarity of the diagrams encapsulates the whole thesis of the text, and shows that the ‘air-land battle’ so beloved of the present day tacticians was in fact proposed and mapped by von Seeckt and the German General Staff as early as 1924! A set of 68 quality colour maps/plans are annotated (in German) to show how the tactics laid out in Führung und Gefecht would work - indeed how they did work in the Blitzkrieg style of warfare. Highly recommended, with or without the text (Our product number 1028).
This was one of the first attempts to list the German Army components and personnel of the Second World War.It is extremely rare, and was never completed.However what is contained in the many pages of the text is a good introduction to the organisation and battle orders of the components of the German Army and the Waffen SS, together with an extensive listing of German Generals. Tessin, which appeared much later and at a much higher price complete is nearer to perfection, but this particular publication will serve all historians as a good guide to the German Army and it covers the whole structure from top to bottom. A very good addition to any library relating to its subject.Highly recommended.
"Reibert" has been around for the last 80 years or so, but one of the rarest finds is the edition for 1943, of which this is a reprint. Brought partially up to date for 1943 (it includes the MG34 and the MP38) it nevertheless contains most of earlier editions as well. It was available to all in Nazi Germany and served as an introduction to the German Army and military service as well as a vade mecum for newly mustered recruits. Recommended as both an historical text and a rarity even as a reprint.
This is a reprint of the original, offical Luftwaffe handbook (L.Dv. 553/4) on the Dornier Do-17 bomber. It is in German, but for non-German speakers there are so many photographs and drawings that the book will inspire learning the language! It is a remarkable handbook, covering every aspect of the aircraft, with detailed descriptions and line drawings of every part of the aircraft. This manual will be joined soon by many others, both English and German, and detailing Allied and German aircraft - ideal for aircraft historians and modellers.
All readers will be aware of the changes in organisation and methods of the German Army between 1919 and 1939. The author of this groundbreaking work was ColGen Hans von Seeckt, who laid down the basis upon which Guderian, Rommel, Halder and others worked to produce the German Army of 1939. Every aspect of command in battle is covered, with exhaustive treatment of tactical and operational considerations. Even today the great majority of what is contained in this large work is applicable. This is accompanied by the Atlas zur Führung und Gefecht (published 1928) which summarises the whole tactical and operational concept in diagrammatic form. Any student of the German Army should seriously consider this work (and get a good German-English military dictionary to go with it).
This is a reprint of the official German service manual for the Fw 190 A 1-8 range of aircraft. It covers all basic aspects of the aircraft including the fighter bomber versions. This is one of a series of German aircraft manuals being reprinted by MLRS thanks to cooperation with aircraft manual collectors in New Zealand and elsewhere. Further manuals on the Fw 190 and other German aircraft will be published. [Text in German]
This is a reprint of the important transitional manual issued by the German Army to cover the MG34 and its replacement, the MG42. In German, it covers every aspect of the gun and its operation and tactical use, and wherever there is a difference between the two guns this is clearly pointed out in the text. The book also includes mountings (motorcycle sidecar, truck, two-wheel towed cart etc) and is accompanied by a separate 8-page manual of sectioned drawings showing gun operation and stoppages (also in German). For those with no German it may be hard work, and we would recommend a copy of the MG34 pamphlet published by the British, which is also on sale through MLRS Books.
This German language pamphlet covers all aspects of field engineering for all arms. It covers obstacles, demolitions, brisges (building and blowing up), crossing natural obstacles, field fortification, bivouacs and field security.It is a very good and detailed pamphlet and shows how important the Germans considered field engineering to be. Full of valuable illlustrations.
This reprint combines four pamphlets issued in 1940 by the German Army covering Panzer troops (2 volumes), Artillery and Signals. Each has colour front and back plates, numerous illustrations (photographs and line drawings) and the text explains the role of each of the subjects. These are quite high quality originals with some very interesting photographs and good descriptions of what the subjects were and how they fought. Valuable to all students of the German Army when it was winning everywhere.
One of the many Brockhaus reference books, many of which are still in print. This is a compendious study of Germany and the World as seen through German eyes. there is a wealth of information in the books including a lot of material on the German Armed Forces, the National-Socialist Party and on the German state as it was in 1939. A really good source of much information.
This is a reprint of the German Army survival pocket book, issued to troops in 1943. In German it covers everything needed to be known about survival - getting water, making fires, cooking, butchery, camouflage, protection from the weather, and even how to build igloos and sleds for winter warfare. It is a fascinating book for all who are interested in survival, especially in military situations. Although in German, the diagrams are self-explanatory. In addition there is a section at the end which deals with standards, conversions and times which would have been valuable knowledge for the soldier in the field.
This book was available to all members of the Ordnungspolizei in Germany and contains weapon training instructions for all weapons issued to that branch of the German Police. It covers pistols, rifles, machine pistols and machineguns. The subject is covered in detail and includes weapon training, weapon handling and weapon characteristics. It is of particular significance because of the wealth of weapon drawings, and it contains oversized plates for the 98k rifle, the MG 08, the MG26(t), the MP40 and the Pistol ’08 (Luger). Of value to all who concentrate on weapons.