German Military Police Units 1939–45 (Men-at-Arms) (Paperback)

German Military Police Units 1939–45 (Men-at-Arms) By Gordon Williamson, Ronald Volstad (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gordon Williamson, Ronald Volstad (Illustrator)
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This is book number 213 in the Men-at-Arms series.


The military policeman must be one of the least appreciated yet most indispensable military figures in modern history. In the mobile warfare of the 20th century no army could keep its vital supply routes open without the military policeman. This book documents the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the many and varied German military police units of World War II. Their duties included traffic control; maintaining military order and discipline; collection and escorting prisoners of war; prevention of looting; disarming civilians; checking captured enemy soldiers for documents; collection of fallen enemy propaganda leaflets and providing street patrols in occupied areas.

About the Author

Gordon Williamson is a retired civil servant who spent several years working for the Royal Military Police (TA). He has written over 60 military books, including a number of titles for Osprey: ELI 183 U-boat Tactics in World War II, MAA 434 World War II German Police Units etc. Amongst his primary interests are the German Navy in World War II, U-Boats, and the Military Police forces of the Allied and Axis armies. He lives near Edinburgh in Scotland.

RONALD B.VOLSTAD was born in 1949 in Alberta, Canada, where he still lives and works. His first illustrations were published in 1970; since then he has become widely known for his work in Squadron and Osprey publications and for Dragon Models, and has also worked as a courtroom artist for TV news.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780850459029
ISBN-10: 0850459028
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: July 27th, 1989
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms