Captured Arms/Beutewaffen (The Propaganda Photo Series)

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Captured Arms / Beutewaffen is Vol. IX in the Propaganda Photo Series on World War II German small arms. This volume is dedicated to the millions of small arms that were captured by the German army in more than 12 different countries. Most weapons were re-issued to the German army, para-military units and auxiliaries and they were often used in their original state, but sometimes modified to German standards, or re-purposed to improve the weapons being fought with by the army. Such captures often led to new and adapted technologies, as the weapon developers took the best of the ideas from others and enhanced them with their own.

This book covers all small arms described in the 'Kennblätter fremden Geräts' (instruction sheets on foreign material) and many other weapons.

Last but not least, Captured Arms / Beutewaffen features a unique selection of original German World War II propaganda photos, depicting captured arms in use in German service.

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Guus de Vries is a historian, specialising in the field of firearms. Thus far, he has written fifteen books on firearms history, mostly together with Bas Martens, and numerous articles for magazines in Belgium, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Russia, the United Kingdom and the U.S.A.

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Deel IX van de (engelstalige) Propaganda Photo Series is de eerste publicatie waarin het gebruik van buitgemaakte draagbare wapens door het Duitse leger tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog gedetailleerd wordt beschreven en afgebeeld en het belang van de wapenindustrie in de bezette landen wordt aangetoond: niet minder dan de helft van de 40 miljoen draagbare wapens die tijdens Tweede Wereldoorlog aan het Duitse leger, zijn hulptroepen, bondgenoten en de Volkssturm werden geleverd, was van buitenlandse oorsprong! Na een inleiding over de methode waarmee het buitgemaakte materiaal werd gecatalogiseerd en ingedeeld (met het meest complete overzicht van de Kennblštter Fremden Geršts dat ooit werd gepubliceerd), volgt een twaalftal hoofdstukken waarin het gebruik van buitgemaakte wapens uit BelgiŽ, Frankrijk, Griekenland, Groot-BritanniŽ, ItaliŽ, JoegoslaviŽ, Nederland, Noorwegen, Polen, de Sovjet-Unie, Tsjechoslowakije en de Verenigde Staten wordt afgebeeld en beschreven. Met circa 150 nooit eerder gepubliceerde foto's.

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Book Description S.I. Publicaties. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover with Dust Jacket - 152pp - Part 9 of the Propaganda Photo Series is the very first book entirely devoted to ĎBeutewaffení: foreign weapons captured and re-deployed by the Germans. These were vital for warfare, because no less than half of the 40 million portable weapons delivered to the German army, its auxiliaries, allies and the Volkssturm during World War II were of foreign origin! After an introduction on the method by which the captured material was cataloged and classified (with the most complete overview of the Kennblätter Fremden Geräts ever published), twelve chapters follow in which the use of captured weapons from Belgium, France, Greece, Great Britain and Britain, Italy, Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and the United States is depicted and described A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2942315

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