Due to Hitler's belief that the days of large paratrooper operations had passed, the Green Devils were transformed into an elite ground force taking part in the operations in North Africa, Italy, and Normandy, and in the retreat back to Germany.
The effectiveness of its artillery arm was one of the dominating features of the German army on the battlefields of the Western Front in World War I. The expertise and technology that had made it so effective in that conflict werer never lost, so the ground was already laid for the rapid expansion of artillery of all types for the new Wehrmacht.
From 1940 until war's end, German industry produced a plethora of self-propelled weapons for the german Army. This unique compilation of combat footage of tank destroyers and self-propelled artillery allows the viewer to gain insight into the variety and importance of such weapons to the German Army.
In order to keep up with the demands of warfare, soldiers and engineers were educated partly with training films. This program contains footage of 2 German Army training films from late 1943 and mid 1944. Produced for the benefit of German personnel, this may be the only footage of this type to survive the war.