The Condor Legion — German Troops in the Spanish Civil War

TítuloThe Condor Legion — German Troops in the Spanish Civil War
Tipo de publicaciónBook
Year of Publication2006
AutoresCaballero Jurado, C., and R. Bujeiro
Series TitleElite
Number of Pages64
PublisherOsprey Publishing
ISBN Number9781841768991
Palabras claveHistoria, insignias, Legión Condor, militar, uniformes

The Condor Legion was the expeditionary force of soldiers and airmen sent by Hitler to aid Franco’s Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. The Germans used the war as an opportunity to develop equipment and tactics, and their force included not only instructors, but also combat units of artillery, tanks and aircraft. These units tested guns, tanks and planes and perfected techniques which were used in the 1940 Blitzkrieg. Many of officers prominent in the early campaigns of World War II won their first successes in Spain. This book details the Legion and its unique uniform and insignia.