Serie di pubblicazioni dedicate alle armi con numerose foto propagandistiche scattate dai vari giornalisti ufficiali inviati al fronte. Le immagini costituiscono una fonte inesauribile di informazioni e ogni arma, nel testo, viene trattata con un notevole livello di approfondimento.
- A highly illustrated study of the millions of small arms captured by the German army, covering twelve countries
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.
Interamente illustrato con circa 150 illustrazioni in bianco e nero