Camera On 21, 4-wheeled Armoured Cars in Germany WW2

The high quality well illustrated ‘Camera On:’ military equipment series using photographs from private collections and archives. The author has provided a nicely researched review of the 4-wheeled armoured cars that provided armoured training vehicles and then continued on through WWII, giving reliable service in all theatres where German troops were deployed. Highly Recommended

NAME: Camera On 21, 4-wheeled Armoured Cars in Germany WW2
FILE: R3286
AUTHOR: Alan Ranger
PUBLISHER: MMPBooks
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £15.00                                                     
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT:   WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, Treaty of 
Versailles, armoured cars, policing duties, German rearmament, Sd.Kfz.13, German 
Army, Europe, North Africa, Eastern Front 

ISBN: 978-8365958-78-5

PAGES: 80, b&w archive photographs
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DESCRIPTION: The high quality well illustrated 'Camera On:' military equipment 
series using photographs from private collections and archives. The author has 
provided a nicely researched review of the 4-wheeled armoured cars that provided 
armoured training vehicles and then continued on through WWII, giving reliable 
service in all theatres where German troops were deployed. Highly Recommended

In the early 1920s, the Treaty of Versailles was relaxed to enable Germany to build small numbers of armoured cars for use in policing. They were soon employed, initially covertly, in training the new Wehrmacht as the German rearmament program got underway to be unveiled in the 1930s, when the Sd.Kfz.13 series became available.

Historians tend to focus on tracked armour, but the humble 4-wheeled armoured car served in significant numbers in a training and reconnaissance role. They were also employed widely in occupied territories to to police lines of communications and to escort vehicle convoys. They were frequently used also to support counter-insurgency troops.

The excellent selection of images from the period provided great photographic detail and covers the many uses of these vehicles.