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by Jon Sutherland

These photographs are taken from three unpublished albums featuring the German invasion of Poland in 1939. One set was taken by an SS officer, another by a regular officer and a third by a soldier attached to a medical unit. Included are German units on the move, tanks, artillery and aircraft.There are several shots of recently knocked out Polish vehicles, captured Polish troops and civilians. The shots reflect the rapid pace of the German advance through Poland, some of the cities, towns and villages show signs of heavy fighting, whilst others appear to be untouched. One of the sets show a German unit mounted in fast open cars, heavily armed, speeding through the Polish countryside. Another features armored vehicles and engineers, while another shows the ambulance teams moving up to the front through devastation and chaos.There are also numerous opportunities throughout the book to see uniforms in their various guises and how they were actually worn in practice. There are shots of earlier German armor, “antique“ Polish armor, and photographs of German troops at rest and preparing to move forward again.
Download Blitzkrieg Poland (Images of War) epub
ISBN: 1848843356
ISBN13: 978-1848843356
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Author: Jon Sutherland
Language: English
Publisher: Casemate Publishers (January 19, 2011)
Pages: 176 pages
ePUB size: 1102 kb
FB2 size: 1464 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 430
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This book is made up of pictures from three separate photo albums, one from a signals company member, one from a hospital unit and one from what is believed to be an SS unit. The captions are informative and the short chapter introductions well done. I'm not particularly familiar with the Polish campaign, so to see the stats on losses suffered by both sides was an eye opener. I had no idea Germany lost so many men, aircraft and machines. Then again, Poland was the first time they tried mechanized warfare and they really didn't know how to make it work well. They had to learn to make it all work together.

This is the fifth title in the Images of War series I've purchased and, so far, it's the best one I've read.

Be aware many of the photos in this book are repeated in "The Crushing of Poland" by Ian Baxter, another title in the Images of War series.
great book!
needed to be told
Interesting collection of photographs from WW II, Germany's invasion of Poland. Most of the photos are from personal collections and are of excellent quality! Recommended for WW II buffs