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ISBN: 1861268971
Author: Ian Baxter
Language: English
Publisher: The Crowood Press UK; 1St Edition edition (May 1, 2007)
Pages: 136
Category: Military
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 415
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Ian Baxter has been collecting wartime photographs and writing books on military subjects for many years. You might feel that you know less about WW II German armor markings after reading this book than you did before.

Ian Baxter has been collecting wartime photographs and writing books on military subjects for many years. He lives in Essex, England. To get straight to the point, don't waste your money on German Panzer Markings by Ian Baxter.

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German panzer markings. Tell us if something is incorrect. This book focuses on those markings, which identified vehicles as friendly to other axis forces and which marked out vehicles as belonging to a particular force or unit, and illustrates them with rare and unpublished wartime photographs. German Panzer Markings.

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Title: Panzer-Divisions at War 1939-1945 Item Condition: Ne. Books will be free of page markings.

Title: Panzer-Divisions at War 1939-1945 Item Condition: New. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. Показать все 3 объявления с новыми товарами. It depicts how these awesome formations grew to be used four years later in war, and provides much historical information and facts about the vehicles and its components that fought in all the campaigns of the war from the early victorious Blitzkrieg in Poland and France to the last ditch defence in Germany in 1945.

From the beginning in 1935 this attractive book describes the different elements that went into the Panzer-Divisions. From Wartime Photographs. Format: Hardback, 136 Pages.

It was obviously very important that the armored vehicles of the Wehrmacht in World War Two be well camouflaged, but it was also important that they be recognizable and to this end a complicated array of marking was devised over the course of the war.This book focuses on those markings, which identified vehicles as friendly to other axis forces and which marked out vehicles as belonging to a particular force or unit, and illustrates them with rare and unpublished wartime photographs. The book is arranged vehicle-by-vehicle and each photograph is accompanied by a detailed caption. It also includes a color section, featuring side views of a selection of vehicles, and a number of wartime photographs expertly colored to show how the tanks in question really appeared in the field.

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You might feel that you know less about WW II German armor markings after reading this book than you did before. To get straight to the point, don't waste your money on German Panzer Markings by Ian Baxter. You will need all three volumes of Squadron Publication's Panzer Colors by Bruce Culver with the errors in that set corrected to correct the errors and fill in the omissions in Mr Baxter's book, and then you will still need something like Militaria's Pantery i Tygrysy na Luku Kurskim 1943 and any competently done book of late war panzer photos to supplement it.

The text itself is innocuous enough except to perpetuate the confusion over the bear insignias of 3. and 4. PDs' component units, but it adds very little new and nothing that is authoritative. The photo selection is the book's real strength, but the photo captions are a disaster. Easily half the photo pages have errors in or omissions of significant details. Only if you already have the knowledge and resources to correctly identify what the photos present does German Panzer Markings have value.

The color (-enhanced) photos ballyhooed in advertising total six in number, two of which are of Panzergrau vehicles. Mr Baxter thanks "dear friend Richard Markey" for three grossly overprocessed color images, two of which leave artifacts of their processing which show that Mr Markey has produced the colors as they ought to be, regarless of whether they actually were so or not. A third is of a vehicle, perhaps repainted and bearing a post-war marking, of uncertain colors added to Dunkelgelb. Eight profiles are computer illustrated with the accuracy of a mediocre video game so that one might imagine which vehicle they represent without being bothered by precise details or outlines. Mr Baxter thanks "good friend Rachael Hudson" for these.

Mr Baxter, Mr Markey, and Ms Hudson seem to be connected with a British internet company that is reselling photos acquired from the Bundesarchiv and private and Eastern European archive sources (the latter already available through publishers like Concord and Militaria).

Organization in German Panzer Markings is reasonable enough except that the basic camouflage colors are not dealt with until Chapter 7, Page 92. There are no swatches of the basic colors anywhere except as background to insignias. SS and StuG Abt insignias are illustrated (and the latter look fuzzy and ill-defined), but PD insignias are not, nor are tactical symbols. The former are verbally described, so that if one already knows what the insignia looks like, one can usually figure out which insignia Baxter is writing about, but the latter are only mentioned as they appear in photographs. Ms Hudson could easily have supplied more appropriately vague images in the space devoted to these verbal descriptions. The Luftwaffe's HG units get exceptionally short shrift: "There is no space here for details of component units and operations as a Pz Gren formation before conversion to armoured division status." After conversion, HG PD gets 10 (2 short) lines of text and no illustrations. There is a wasted section on the various Tiger formations, whose unit insignias are illustrated - including the shipping mark attributed as an insignia to sPzAbt 506, that leaves almost all details unsupported by photos.

Perhaps the kindest thing to say about German Panzer Markings is that it has too many errors and omissions to be of use to those who have few resources, and it has too little that is new and different for those who collect panzer references. If you're in the first category, buy Squadron Publication's Panzer Colors set instead, and then use internet resources to correct its errors. Panzer Colors is a "known quantity," provides a much more thorough photo selection, has much more accurate artwork, and deals in much greater detail with the units Baxter didn't have room for.
Kefym
If you are buying this for the color photographs, save your time and money, they are too few to justify the cost of the book.
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Windforge
I bought this item with great anticipation and was never more disappointed. The book is superficial and amounts to just sketchy repetition of basic facts that other books have already presented. Even the photos that the book hypes are unsatisfactory: often fuzzy and dark, so that detail is hard to see, and nowhere as informative as photos presented in previous books on the topic. Color charts or drawings are astonishingly few in number, for a book about camouflage schemes and markings. I frankly don't know why the publisher put this book on the market -- it adds absolutely nothing new to our knowledge, and its coverage of existing knowledge is so cursory and superficial as to be useless to someone new to the subject. In my opinion, this book comes close to being exploitative drivel that was just rushed into print to take advantage of a topic that military historians and modelers have long been interested in. This book truly makes the 3 volume series "Panzer Colors" published more than 20 years ago by Squadron-Signal look super in comparison. In fact, the detailed information, the many sharp photographs, the abundance of color drawings and profiles, etc., in "Panzer Colors" make it still one of the leading reference sources on this subject.

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