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A unified German Army dates from 1871, and the unification of Germany under the leadership of Prussia. Since that date, the German Army was involved in the First World War, Second World War, Cold War, and peacekeeping operations in Somalia, and since 2002, fighting with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

The Wehrmacht (literally, defensive might, or more accurately, defense forces) – from German: wehren, to defend and die Macht, the might/power) were the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. It consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine (navy) and the Luftwaffe (air force).

Before the National Socialist German Workers' Party assumed control of the German government in 1933, the term Wehrmacht generically described a nation’s “home defence” forces, analogous to the German Streitmacht foreign war forces, thus, Britische Wehrmacht denoted “British defence forces.” The term Wehrmacht is in Article 47 of the 1919 Weimar Constitution, establishing that: Der Reichspräsident hat den Oberbefehl über die gesamte Wehrmacht des Reiches (“The National President holds supreme command of all armed forces of the nation”). From 1919, Germany’s national defence force was known as the Reichswehr, until its renaming as Wehrmacht in 1935.

After World War II (1939–45), the Allies abolished the Wehrmacht. In 1955, when the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) remilitarized, its armed forces were named the Bundeswehr ("Federal Defence"). In 1956, upon formal establishment, the armed forces of the Communist, east German Democratic Republic (GDR) were named the Nationale Volksarmee (National People's Army), some of whom, with matériel, were incorporated to the Bundeswehr when the German reunification consolidated the two Germanies in 1990.

In German and English usage, Wehrmacht denotes the armed forces of Nazi Germany. Using Wehrmacht to denote only the Heer (land forces) is inaccurate; nevertheless, it is a misusage common in English writing.

For branch-of-service identification, Wehrmacht vehicles bore alpha-numeric identity licence plates: WH for the Heer, WL for the Luftwaffe, WM for the Kriegsmarine. SS vehicles bore the identity licence prefix SS, always depicted with the double Sigrunen of the force.

 

 

1944 Der Fuehrer; Hitler’s Rise To Power by Konrad Heiden $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1944 Der Fuehrer; Hitler’s Rise To Power by Konrad Heiden. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good used condition. Dust jacket is torn but present some staining inside. 788 pages. Essential book for understanding the German point of view which led to WW II and Adolph Hitler.
1979 Blitzkrieg 1940 by Ward Rutherford $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1979 Blitzkrieg 1940 by Ward Rutherford. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. 191 pages with photos this book tells of the lightning raids of HitlerÂ’s Nazi armies conquering Holland and Belgium and the stunned Allied troops caught at Dunkirk.
1978 Final Entries 1945 The Diaries of Joseph Goebbels $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1978 Final Entries 1945 The Diaries of Joseph Goebbels. English translation of the Diary of one of Hitler’s right hand men. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition (written dedication in front cover, tear in top rear dust cover). 384 pages with archival photos of the German side in WW II.
1986 Escape From Auschwitz by Eric Kulka $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1986 Escape From Auschwitz by Eric Kulka. First Edition soft cover in very good condition. 150 pages. Details life in this infamous Nazi Germany concentration camp. Few people escaped from Auschwitz, and fewer survived such escape attempts. ... Kulka details the only successful escape, led by Siegfried Lederer. Illustrated with archival photos.
1986 HitlerÂ’s Teutonic Knights SS Panzers in Action by Bruce Quarrie $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1986 HitlerÂ’s Teutonic Knights SS Panzers in Action by Bruce Quarrie. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition details the role of the German Panzer units in WW II. Includes archival photos in both black and white and colour.
1984 The Nightmare Years 1930 - 1940 Volume II by William Shirer $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1984 The Nightmare Years 1930 - 1940 Volume II by William Shirer. Soft Cover book in good condition 654 pages. Description of the frenzy and fervor surrounding the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi military machine by war correspondent William Shirer.
1957 History of the German General Staff by Walter Goerlitz $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1957 History of the German General Staff 1657 - 1945 by Walter Goerlitz. translated from German this is the ninth printing. A black cloth hard cover book in good condition it contains archival photos. 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" by 1 3/4"
1941 Berlin Diary The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent by William L. Shirer $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1941 Berlin Diary The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent by William L. Shirer. Soft cover in very good condition. 605 pages plus index. Detailed account of the WW II Nazi Germany situation by the noted author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.
1967 The War Years 1939 - 1945 Diaries and Letters Volume II by Harold Nicholson $5
Click Here for Product Details! 1967 The War Years 1939 - 1945 Diaries and Letters Volume II by Harold Nicholson, a back-bencher in British Parliament during WW II. Black cloth hard cover book with only one flap of dust jacket. Contains the diaries and letters of this former cabinet minister during the Second World War. Contains personal accounts of conversations with pivotal WW II personages. 511 pages in good condition with photos. 9 1/2" by 6 1/4"
1969 Iron Coffins by Herbert A Werner First Edition $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1969 Iron Coffins by Herbert A Werner First Edition. A personal account of the German U-boat battles of World War II. by author Herbert Werner who served aboard five different U-boats; U-557, U-612, U -230, U-415 and U-953.Fully illustrated including photos. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. 329 pages
2001 Surviving Hitler A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren $10
Click Here for Product Details! 2001 Surviving Hitler A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren. A soft cover book with photos gives a chilling tale of the WW II experiences in one of the infamous Nazi death camps which were set up as part of the Holocaust as told by a survivor.
1964 The Siege Of Paris by Robert Baldick possible First Edition $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1964 The Siege Of Paris by Robert Baldick possible First Edition. Blue cloth bound hard cover book with dustjacket. Tells the story of the citizens of Paris France during the German occupation in WWII. Contains photos and illustrations.
.....SOLD.....1941 The Darkest Hour; Adventures and Escapes by Leo Lania $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1941 The Darkest Hour; Adventures and Escapes by Leo Lania (Lazar Herrmann). Orange cloth bound hard cover book of 235 pages. A former Toronto Library book. Lazar Herrmann). The Darkest Hour. Adventures and Escapes. With an introduction by E. A. Mowrer. Translated from the German by R. Marlowe. WWII account of French occupation by German army.
1972 The Trial Of The Germans by Eugene Davidson $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1972 The Trial Of The Germans by Eugene Davidson. Softcover book in good condition details the Nuremberg trials of infamous Nazi Germany war criminals. Illustrated with archival photos.
1991 A History of Germany 1850 -1990 by William Carr $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1991 A History of Germany 1850 -1990 by William Carr. Soft cover in good condition but owner annotated and many passages highlighted in yellow. 439 pages 9 1/2" tall. Complete dissertation of Germany from 1850 to the date of this publication. New 4th edition.
1998 History of the Eagle’s Nest A Complete Account of Adolf Hitler’s Alleged ’Mountain Fortress’ by Florian M. Beierl $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1998 History of the Eagle’s Nest A Complete Account of Adolf Hitler’s Alleged ’Mountain Fortress’ by Florian M. Beierl. Soft cover detailing the building and usage of Adolf Hitler’s mountain retreat with illustrations and photos including some of Hitler’s highest commanders.
WW II Pictorial accounts of the war from Italy’s perspective. Written in Italian 3 $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! WW II Pictorial accounts of the war from Italy’s perspective. Written in Italian. Probably part of an Encyclopedia of WW II. Large hard cover book in good used condition packed with photos of the German army effort as well their allies. We have 3 different volumes. No dates or credits. 12" tall
WW II Pictorial accounts of the war from Italy’s perspective. Written in Italian. 2 $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! WW II Pictorial accounts of the war from Italy’s perspective. Written in Italian. Probably part of an Encyclopedia of WW II. Large hard cover book in good used condition packed with photos of the German army effort as well their allies. We have 3 different volumes. No dates or credits. 12" tall
WW II Pictorial accounts of the war from Italy’s perspective. Written in Italian.1 $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! WW II Pictorial accounts of the war from Italy’s perspective. Written in Italian. Probably part of an Encyclopedia of WW II. Large hard cover book in good used condition packed with photos of the German army effort as well their allies. We have 3 different volumes. No dates or credits. 12" tall
.....SOLD.....1971 Edition of Mein Kampf by Adolph Hitler $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1971 Edition of Mein Kampf by Adolph Hitler. Soft cover book in good condition. This contains both volume 1 and 2 of the two part book written by Nazi Germany dictator Adolf Hitler.
.....SOLD.....1960 The Rise And Fall of the Third Reich A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1960 The Rise And Fall of the Third Reich A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. Some tearing of dust cover, 1245 pages. One of the definitive books about the rise to power of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party.

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