Stosstrupptaktik: The First Stormtroopers

    Stosstrupptaktik: The First Stormtroopers

    German Assault Troops of the First World War

    Stephen Bull

    Spellmount 2014

    Paperback 202pp Illustrated

    9780750958370   Product Code: 22318

    The stalemate of trench warfare in the First World War precipitated a gradual move towards more dynamic attacks by smaller units. These tactics became especially associated with the German 'stoss' or shock troops, the term later giving way to the more colourful 'stormtroopers'. This analysis of tactical developments in the German Army demonstrates how the elite units emerged and built their reputation, setting the groundwork for the fearsome agents of blitzkrieg in the 1930s.

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