View attachment 33225 View attachment 33227 View attachment 33228 View attachment 33229 View attachment 33230 View attachment 33231 View attachment 33232 The basis for this book, the rich photographic record of Hans Becker an officer who served with this unit in North Africa and in Italy, this is again from Axel Urbanke's excellent publishing house. I have to say this book is one of my absolute favourites 100% no regrets on buying this book. Again a German / English text well supported by excellent clear diagrams and maps, wonderful photographs and a clear concise text, a seriously good book one which you would never ever regret spending time with, love it. For me the North African photos are the most interesting but this is just me and this said it does not in any way say the coverage of service in Italy is second rate, in fact far from it. The hardship spartan conditions are immediately evident, for those fighting in North Africa there was no easy time a hard uncomfortable life before and after a shot was fired. This firm has suppliers in the US and Canada, RZM I think carry their books, this one is just so damn good worth every cent. 68 Euros on the receipt from Benedicte, perhaps not cheap but in terms of quality well worth it. The Knights Cross holder in the first photo is an Oberleutnant Mildelbrath inspecting Italian positions. of interest around his neck a set of British Ross No.5 7x50 binoculars which he has picked up along the way.