Warrior 12 Drury: German Stormtrooper 1914-1918

  • German Stormtrooper 1914-1918. Warrior 12
  • Ian Drury; Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Paperback; May 1995; 64 pages
The first official German stormtroop unit was authorized on 2 March 1915 when the Supreme Command of the field army ordered the VIII Corps to form a detachment for the testing of experimental weapons and the development of approximate tactics that could break the deadlock on the Western Front. By the summer of 1915, stormtroop units were springing up throughout the German armies in the west, and by the end of 1916 official stormtroop battalions were established throughout the western armies, providing a deadly new threat for the Allies. This book examines the uniform, equipment and tactics of Germany's feared elites.
Historical Background · Creating an Elite · Uniforms · Weapons · Recruitment · Training · Organisation · Fighting Spirit · Logistics · Medical Services · Combat Tactics