Collection: Germany

Through the early war period (1939-1942) German forces enjoyed great success – speeding their way across huge swathes of Europe with their revolutionary Blitzkrieg tactics. As the war progressed, they fought on every front – from the icy steppes of the Soviet Union, the dust-choked sands of El Alamein, the beaches of Normandy, to the rubble-strewn streets of Berlin.

German industrial infrastructure ultimately struggled to keep up with demand from the front line. However, thanks to a seemingly unquenchable thirst for advancement, German equipment of the era is widely regarded to be technologically superior to that of the Allies – the prime example being the German ‘Big Cats’ – the Panther and Tiger tanks, which have become quintessential icons of the conflict.

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