German Bodenstandig Divisions

Walter Dunn

in Scraping the Barrel

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780823239771
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823239818 | DOI:
German Bodenstandig Divisions

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The Germans had more obligations than resources during World War II, and had to mobilize (and retain in service) manpower that other countries would not have used. This included over-age men, men who had been severely wounded, and men with long-term health problems. This chapter looks at the German circumstances, their policy of using such men, and a case study of how particular division fought.

Keywords: World War II; German Army; Wehrmacht; Balkans; Walcheren

Chapter.  6793 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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