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This is a look at Half-tracks (semi-tracks) of French vehicles that was conquored by the Wehrmacht during the second world war in France and later reused by the Wehrmacht. Either as is or after reconstruction or modification.
The book is to be viewed as a pictorial, with a rich biliograhy for further information about these vehicles. These seem almost written out of history, and pictures of these are rare. This book collects over 100 pictures and drawings for the french Half-tracks (semi-tracks) in Wehrmacht use.
All armies, whether it be due to necessity, curiosity, preference or mere opportunity, use weapons and equipment that are captured from the enemy. Arguably no other army in modern times, utilized captured foreign ordnance to such an extent as the Wehrmacht during World War II. It even went so far that these captured weapons and vehicles where assigned a Kenn nummer(identification numbers) by the Wehrmachts Waffenamt(German army’s weapons department).
Germany is often praised for their great engineering and their greatness in design of weapons. The problem for Germany after WW1 was that in production they were utterly behind France and England at the time. The amount of private cars and trucks are one of the indicators of that.
There was lots of reasons why Germany lacked production capacity after the Great War, not only had it lost all its colonies, mainly to France and England, it had also been dismembered. Poland was again a free country, and Poland could produce to its own needs. Austria-Hungary was also dismembered, and broken up. The great weapons factories of Czechoslovakia was making weapons for the czechs themselves and exporting a great deal, instead of arming Austria and Germany
ASIN : B0BMSN6RK9
Publisher : Independently published (19 Nov. 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 111 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8364609724
Dimensions : 21.59 x 0.64 x 27.94 cm