Armies of 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 North Africa, the beaches of Normandy, to the rubble-strewn streets of Berlin.

German industrial infastructure ultimately struggled to keep up with demand from the front line. However, thanks to an 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.