This is the first full length publication on this subject to appear in English. It is the product of many years of research into the original German and Other sources. The first volume examines the High Command of the German Armed Forces , and the High Command of the German Army. Details are also provided of subordinate offices, branches and inspectorates, in order to give a comprehensive picture of the organization of the higher commands. This volume also gives details of the organization behind the Field Army - the Home Command, which was responsible for raising the recruits necessary for the Field Army, as well as equipping and training them for the field of battle. Volume I of the series examines the following establishments within the High command (OKW) the German Forces: 1. The High Command of the Armed Forces (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht/OKW) 2. The High Command of the German Army (Oberkommando des Heeres/OKHW) 3. The Home Command (Wehrkreise) The OKW commanded all the armed forces of the Third Reich, including (theoretically) SS. It was intended to be a composite and coherent joint forces command. There follows a description of the Military Commanders in the occupied territories. The critique which then follows expands upon the comments made above about the High Command of the Armed Forces, and looks at the relationships between Germany and her Allies during the period and should not be disregarded when looking at the operations of German Forces during the Second World War. It was written by a number of senior German officers immediately after the end of the war. The High Command of the German Army (OKH) was divided into the Field Headquarters and the Home Command. This first section deals with the Field Headquarters, and shows the complexity of this extremely large organisation, needed to run the army in the field. The Home Command (the Wehrkreise) This was where the German Army units were recruited, trained, supplied and equipped. The details given will show how each Wehrkreis had exactly the same organisation and the same responsibilities for the supply of men and provisions to the Field Army.
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Descripción World War 2 Books and Video, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 854200444