On the German Art of War

Truppenf++hrung: German Army Manual for Unit Command in World War II

Book Description

  • 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 and had been classified by the U.S. Army until the year 2000
  • 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 Condell, Bruce

    Bruce Condell is a defense contractor. Col. David T. Zabecki is the editor of World War II in Europe: An Encyclopedia.