Author: Gordon Rottman & Stephen Andrew
Photos: Black & White Period photos with 4 illustrated color plates
Description: This volume gives an interesting and informative portrayal of the German soldier as he invaded Russia and fought his way across the steppes and through the hot summers and harsh winters.
The atmospheric black and white photos have been carefully selected to provide maximum detail and enjoyment for readers. They show soldiers and officers in all kinds of scenarios and phases of combat, and accurately portray the rigors of the campaign on the Eastern Front, as the operation moved from the initial successes to ultimately become bogged down outside Moscow in the bitter winter conditions of the Russian interior. The photos are explained by informative and insightful captions. In addition there are four color plates that give accurate details about how uniforms and personal equipment were worn. These feature typical German soldiers in both winter and summer gear.