By Nigel Thomas, Stephen Andrew
On 1 September 1939, whilst Germany attacked Poland, the Wehrmacht numbered 3,180,000 males. it will definitely extended to 9,500,000, and on 8-9 might 1945, the date of its unconditional quit at the Western and jap Fronts, it nonetheless numbered 7,800,000. The Blitzkrieg interval, from 1 September 1939 to twenty-five June 1940, was once 10 months of just about overall triumph for the Wehrmacht, because it defeated each state, other than nice Britain, that took the sphere opposed to it. during this first of 5 volumes interpreting the German military of global battle II (1939-1945), Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of Hitler's Blitzkrieg forces, together with an summary of the Blitzkrieg crusade itself.