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  • German Paratroopers Vol.I: Uniforms, Karl Veltze

German Paratroopers Vol.I: Uniforms, Karl Veltze


  • Product Code: D16701 [16701]
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  • 88.00€

German Paratroopers Uniforms and Equipment 1936-1945 - Volume 1: Uniforms.

The books will be indispensable to collectors, uniform enthusiasts and military historians alike. 

This three-volume work is the most comprehensive and detailed study of the World War II German paratrooper to date, providing in-depth examinations of nearly every uniform item—including all models of jump smocks—and equipment used from the airborne forces’ establishment in the mid-1930s to May 1945. It also extensively covers specific insignia and various unique ephemera. Finally, the work provides in-depth summaries of the operations the “Green Devils” fought in, from the air assaults on Norway, Belgium’s Fort Eben Emael, Holland and Crete, over ground combat in North Africa, Russia, Italy and Normandy through the Battle of the Bulge and on to the last days of the Third Reich. The author and publisher were able to draw on an unprecedented degree of cooperation with collectors and museums from all over the world. 

The three volumes run to more than 1,000 pages, with thousands of specially commissioned color photographs of original Fallschirmjäger artefacts, some of them never shown before, accompanied by many unique period black and white images, many of them hitherto unpublished.


- Foreword: From a Paratrooper’s Life
- Introduction
- Acknowledgements

1. The blue-grey uniform

  • Rank Insignia
  • Headgear
  • Tunics and Blouses
  • National Insignia
  • Trousers
  • Coats
  • Shirts
  • Other Outerwear

2. Chapter II: Jump smocks

  • “M36” Jump Smock (First—Trial—Model)
  • “M38” Jump Smock (Second Model)
  • “M38” Variants Worn by Sturmabteilung Koch
  • “M40” Jump Smock (Transitional Model)
  • “M42” Jump Smock (Third Model)
  • National Insignia
  • Jump Smock Rank Insignia

3. Paratrooper trousers

  • Paratrooper Trousers, Trial Model
  • Paratrooper Trousers, First Model
  • Paratrooper Trousers, Second Model

4. Footwear

  • Jump Boots
  • Other Footwear

5. Tropical and winter clothing

  • Tropical Clothing
  • Headgear
  • Tunics and Coats
  • Insignia on Tropical Clothing
  • Trousers
  • Shirts
  • Winter Clothing
  • Headgear
  • Outerwear

6. Special clothing

  • Paratrooper Gloves
  • Elastic Bindings
  • Knee Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Dragging Suit
  • Other Special Clothing

7. Non-standard clothing

  • Headgear
  • Outerwear
  • Scarves

- Appendixes

- Abbreviations

- Specific Luftwaffe Directives, 1938

- Notes

- Bibliography.

Author: Karl Veltze

Publisher: Zeughaus Verlag

Description: 368 pages, Hardback, 305 X 230 mm, approx. 1000 colour & 280 b/w photos.

Condition: NEW COPY.

Shipping weight: 2.6 Kg.


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