By Terence Wise

ISBN-10: 0850454301

ISBN-13: 9780850454307

The epic clash among Rome and Carthage continues to be some of the most compelling tales of army heritage. The wars incorporated such mythical occasions because the crossing of the Alps through Hannibal, and the conflict of Cannae. Terence Wise's positive textual content info the armies of each side of the wars, together with the various varied allied troops hired by way of the Carthaginians; Numidians, Celts, Spanish and others who helped make the military the most vibrant and cosmopolitan of its day. The textual content is followed by means of various illustrations and pictures, together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Richard Hook.

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Again, however, in 1942 this was changed to participation in five successful actions or active duty during at least 15 air raids. The unit commander would also qualify when at least half of the gun crews under his command had earned the badge. Effectively, the badge was awarded to the gun crews for combat actions, and to the unit commander for his leadership of the gun crews. It was also awarded to Waffen-SS Flak units. 8cm Flak guns were often used against tanks. Pz-Div, wears the Tank Battle Badge for 25 engagements.

For tank crews, tank repair crews and medical personnel serving in tank units the wreath is in silver and the tank is chemically blackened. For members of Luftwaffe armoured infantry units, medical personnel attached to such units, and armoured reconnaissance personnel the badge is entirely black with the exception of the Luftwaffe eagle, which remains silver. With such a late institution date, the badge was only ever made in zinc. com 37 The Tank Battle Badge of the Luftwaffe. It was produced in two versions: silver (left) for personnel of tank units, and black (right) for armoured infantry and armoured reconnaissance units.

A range of other Africa campaign decorations existed, though only the ‘Afrika with palms’ cuffband had the formal status of a decoration. Shown here are (C3a) the original unofficial ‘AFRIKAKORPS’ formation cuffband; (C3b) the official pattern instituted in July 1941; (C3c) the Luftwaffe ‘AFRIKA’ cuffband; and (C3d) the Kriegsmarine version. Also shown at C3e is the Italo-German African Campaign Medal, which was widely issued after its introduction in 1942 but prohibited after the Italian surrender in 1943.

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