Armoured Fighting Vehicles & Tank Defence DVD (DVD)
The German Wehrmacht
The German Wehrmacht was the name given to the unified armed forces of Germany during the Second World War from 1939 to 1945. The Wehrmacht consisted of the Heer (Army), the Kriegsmarine (Navy) and the Luftwaffe (Air Force). Forming part of a three part series, this DVD, entitled Armoured Fighting Vehicles & Tank Defence, documents the main armoured fighting vehicles used throughout the campaign. These units were the backbone of the army units and were at the centre of all ground combat missions. Medium and Heavy German battle tanks were deployed in the main battle lines and fought against an opponent who was by far numerically superior. However, what the German’s lacked in quantity, they more than made up for in quality, with tanks such as the Tiger proving deadly to the less well equipped Allied equivalents.
The German Infantry also played a crucial role in ground operations and were welcome brothers in arms. Whilst the Infantry played out the majority of the smaller skirmishes, the armoured vehicles provided tremendous support and relief with their immense firepower and combat strength.
Using a selection of rare and unseen archive footage, this DVD explores numerous areas of the German Wehrmacht, from the construction of the Armoured Forces and large scale maneuovres to the Invasion of Poland to the Western Campaign.
Another briliiant collection of official German archive material on DVD - this series is going to prove difficult to beat for research purposes, and anyone studying World War II and German involvement would be well-advised to start with this material. If proof were needed of the determination of the German high command to secure victory through technical means, then this is it. This and the two DVDs that follow are exemplary in providing valuable insight into the German fighting machine that very nearly conquered the world during that long conflict.books Monthly - May 2011