Mechanized Juggernaut or Military Anachronism? – Horses and the German Army of WWII Stackpole Military History Series
An unusual, myth-busting approach to the German Army in World War II. Shows how horses were employed and how Germany acquired many of its horses from conquered countries.
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Thanks to its devastating blitzkrieg offensives, Germany earned an enduring reputation as one of the World War II’s most frightening forces, combining mechanical efficiency and lightning speed. But while its panzers were indeed formidable, Germany fielded one of the least modern armies in the war. As R. L. DiNardo shows in this myth-busting history of the German was machine, 75 percent of its army relied on horses for transport, from Poland and France in 1939-40 until the end of the war.
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