V-1 Flying Bomb 1942-52: Hitler's infamous “doodlebug” (New by Steven J. Zaloga

By Steven J. Zaloga

The 1st deployment of the V-1 used to be in June 1944 whilst, following years of exams, Hitler gave the order to assault England. identified to the Allies because the "Buzz Bomb" or "Doodlebug", the V-1 was once the world's first cruise missile. This e-book explores the V-1 intimately, from its preliminary suggestion, first use in 1944, many of the Allied counter-measures, and the later use of the V-1 in the course of the conflict of the Bulge. the most important overseas derivatives, together with the USA replica "JB-2 Loon" and diverse post-war Soviet versions, also are covered.

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Kfz251 halftracks. It was the largest and best armoured German half-track and was designed to take the Panzergrenadiers or the motorised infantry into battle. A 20 mm Flak 30 anti aircraft gun is brought up to support the attack. Although designed as an anti aircraft gun it was also extensively used as an infantry support gun. It was the most numerous German artillery gun produced during the war. 62 A Waffen-SS soldier with an MG 42 machine gun. Robust and reliable, it was capable of firing over 1,000 rounds a minute.

Note the swastika on the side car of this Totenkopf motorcycle, used for recognition by the Luftwaffe. The autumn rains turned many roads into quagmires, and in turn, the Germans lost many vehicles. Waffen-SS troops storm a village during Operation Barbarossa. The Germans were surprised that the Soviets vigorously defended even quite small villages. 60 Huge demands were made on the infantry who had to march vast distances of up to 40 miles a day in order to keep up with the fast moving Panzers.

Chapter Two The Waffen-SS in the East 1941-1943 T he Waffen-SS combat record in the East fashioned a reputation as an elite fighting force. However, the reputation of the Waffen-SS, the armed political wing of the Schutzstaffel or Nazi party, will always be tainted by the war crimes they committed in the East including the killing of what the Nazis termed untermenschen or sub humans – Slavs, Jews and Marxists. In a speech Hitler gave to Waffen-SS troops just three weeks before the start of Operation Barbarossa he espoused their joint philosophy: “This is an ideological battle and a struggle of races.

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