Hitler’s Armed Forces Auxiliaries: An Illustrated History of by Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage

By Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage

the tale of Hitler’s Wehrmachtsgefolge (armed forces auxiliaries) is much less popular than that of Germany’s different defense force in global struggle II, reminiscent of the panzer divisions, the Luftwaffe and the Kriegsmarine. The association Todt (construction company), Reichsarbeitsdienst (labor service), Nationalsozialistische Kraftfahrer Korps (driver’s corp) and Volkssturm (people’s armed forces) got the prestige of defense force auxiliaries to guard their individuals below the Geneva Conventions may still they be taken prisoner. through 1944, the Wehrmachtsgefolge comprised forty percentage of the German defense force, and their contribution to the warfare attempt was once faraway from negligible. This illustrated background records the advance, constitution and association, uniforms, regalia and technical facts of those devices and discusses their function within the conflict and through the prewar period.

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