The swan song of actual airborne assaults by German parachute units was the Pyrrhic conquest of Crete: objectives were taken and the island fell, but at a horrific cost to the Fallschirmjäger. From then on, German airborne troops continued throughout the war to serve on the Mediterranean and Western fronts as elite ground forces but rarely if ever in parachute assaults.
Like its many popular cousins in the Images of War series, The Eighth Army in North Africa uses page after page of photographs, primarily, to retell the story of a famous campaign from […]
IMAGES OF WAR: THE FALL OF BERLIN is a richly detailed photographic record of the German military in 1945.
Panther Tanks: German Army and Waffen-SS, Normandy Campaign 1944, by Dennis Oliver, is tailor made for hobbyists. It offers modelers and tank buffs the same successful formula as other books in […]
New Panther tanks with accompanying infantry.
Judged by some to have been “the best night fighter of the war,” the Uhu (“Eagle Owl”) incorporated everything the Germans had learned about aerial combat in the dark.
Here I revisit an old model I first built in the 1970s, posed with some of the accessories I have lately completed for such Luftwaffe projects.
These books detail and evaluate the quality of all of the gear used by German and British airmen in 1940, from goggles to jackets. Photos include close-ups of surviving, museum-quality examples as well as snapshots of the men wearing them nearly 80 years ago.
Scratch-built hangar, Airfix Do17E, Dragon He219-A5, Roden Opel Tankwagen, Esci Opel Blitz, Airfix and Zvezda Luftwaffe personnel, and Hasegawa pilots.
These images reflect the project I describe in my previous post.