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Hermann Goring Division, The

Hermann Goring Division, The
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Hermann Goring Division, The
by Osprey
Author: Gordon Williamson
Publish Year: 2003
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.2"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148584287
Mfg. part #: OSPMAA385
Type: Softcover


Each of Germany's World War II armed services could claim one unit which earned a unique combat reputation, and which consequently was enlarged and developed far beyond the size originally planned. Hermann Göring, commander-in-chief of the air force, was determined that his Luftwaffe should share the glory of Germany's land conquests, and gave his name to a regimental combat group of infantry and Flak artillery. This élite unit was steadily enlarged into a brigade, then an armored division, and finally into a two-division corps, fighting with distinction in Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, and on the Russian Front. This concise history is illustrated with rare personal photographs and eight color plates, detailing the very varied uniforms and special insignia of this crack formation.