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Uniforms and Insignia of the Cossacksin the German Wehrmacht in World War II

Uniforms and Insignia of the Cossacksin the German Wehrmacht in World War II

Peter Schuster & Harald Tiede

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This book examines the uniforms and badges of an almost forgotten group of soldiers – Don, Kuban, Terek and Siberian Cossack units that fought with the German Wehrmacht during World War II. With the cooperation of former members of many Cossack units the authors have collected a great deal of material – much of the information I this book appears in print here for the first time. Among the subjects covered are: Cossacks in the Imperial Russian Army; the uniforms and badges of the Cossacks in the Wehrmacht in World War II, including collar insignia, Cossack headgear, sleeve badges (arm shields), Cossack qualification badges, decorations awarded to Cossacks; flags and command symbols of the Cossack units.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | over 420 b/w and color photos | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764319419 | Binding: hard cover

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