"Uniforms, Organization and History of the Afrikakorps" is a comprehensive book written by James Bender that delves into the fascinating history and detailed examination of the German Afrikakorps during World War II. This meticulously researched and well-illustrated volume provides an in-depth exploration of the uniforms, equipment, and organization of this renowned German military unit. It takes readers on a journey from the formation and early campaigns of the Afrikakorps in North Africa under the command of General Erwin Rommel, to its engagements against the British Eighth Army. The book offers a captivating account of the Afrikakorps' operations, tactics, and evolution throughout the war. With detailed photographs, maps, and informative descriptions, James Bender provides a comprehensive resource for military enthusiasts, historians, and collectors interested in understanding the uniforms, insignia, and historical context of this iconic German military unit.
This book not only covers the physical aspects of the Afrikakorps, such as its distinctive uniforms and equipment, but also delves into the organization and structure of the unit. Readers gain insights into the command structure, the various formations within the Afrikakorps, and how they operated in the challenging desert terrain. Through Bender's meticulous research and expert analysis, the reader gains a deeper understanding of the Afrikakorps' strategies, successes, and challenges in the North African theater of World War II. "Uniforms, Organization and History of the Afrikakorps" is an invaluable resource that brings to life the story of this legendary German military unit, making it an essential read for anyone interested in the history of World War II and military history in general.