The Waffen-SS

The Waffen-SS PDF Author: Jochen Böhler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198790554
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 407

Book Description
From 1941, faced with a shortage of men, the Waffen-SS admitted or recruited by force hundreds of thousands of non-Germans to their ranks. This volume, from a team of international contributors, shows who these foreign recruits were, where they came from, what their wartime experiences were, and what happened to them after 1945.

Blood, Steel & Myth

Blood, Steel & Myth PDF Author: George M. Nipe
Publisher: RZM Imports
ISBN: 9780974838946
Category : Kursk, Battle of, Russia, 1943
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
"A revealing and unprecedented re-analysis of the II. SS-Panzer-Korps operations during the Battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943. Makes extensive use of original German source material"--Inside cover.

Armor Battles of the Waffen-SS

Armor Battles of the Waffen-SS PDF Author: Will Fey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811769178
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 417

Book Description
The Waffen-SS were considered the elite of the German armed forces in the Second World War and were involved in almost continuous combat. From the sweeping tank battle of Kursk on the Russian front to the bitter fighting among the hedgerows of Normandy and the last great offensive in the Ardennes, forever immortalized in history as the Battle of the Bulge, these men and their tanks made history.

Panzer Divisions of the Waffen-SS

Panzer Divisions of the Waffen-SS PDF Author: Rolf Michaelis
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764344770
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
A detailed history of all seven Waffen-SS panzer divisions in World War II: 1.SS-Panzer-Division "Lebstandarte Adolf Hitler"; 2.SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich"; 3.SS-Panzer-Division "Totenkopf"; 5.SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking"; 9.SS-Panzer-Division "Hohenstaufen"; 10.SS-Panzer-Division "Frundsberg"; 12.SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend." Each unit is presented in detailed history from its formation, combat operations throughout the war, and final disposition at war's end. Rare images - most never before published, including soldbuchs and award documents - and personal veteran accounts are featured along with equipment, commanders, maps, and charts.

SS: Hell on the Eastern Front

SS: Hell on the Eastern Front PDF Author: Christopher Ailsby
Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
ISBN:
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 200

Book Description
Gives an account of the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front, its battles, organisation, tactics and equipment.

Images of the Waffen-SS

Images of the Waffen-SS PDF Author: Mark C. Yerger
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764300783
Category : World War, 1939-1945
Languages : en
Pages : 175

Book Description
Mark C. Yerger, responding to requests from readers of his previous books, this new photo album provides material for the model builder, vehicle enthusiast, memorabilia collector and those interested in SS holders of the Knight's Cross.

Waffen SS in Action

Waffen SS in Action PDF Author: Publications Squadronnsignal
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780897470537
Category : World War, 1939-1945
Languages : en
Pages : 50

Book Description

Waffen-SS Handbook, 1933-1945

Waffen-SS Handbook, 1933-1945 PDF Author: Gordon Williamson
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780750939119
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 255

Book Description
Originating in Hitler's personal bodyguard, the Waffen-SS (armed SS) was expanded as a fourth branch of the Wehrmacht and became regarded as the tough elite of the German armed forces. Known as Hitler's 'Asphalt Soldiers' they fought on all the main battle-fronts, but most notably in the East against the Soviet Union and in Normandy following 'Overlord'. By the war's end the Waffen-SS could boast almost forty field divisions manned by nearly one million troops. Gordon Williamson describes the organisation, equipment, tactics and personalities of the Waffen-SS in the Second World War. A chronology outlines the major events in the history of the Waffen-SS from the founding of its forerunner, the SS-Verfugungstruppe, until May 1945. The author has travelled to Germany to interview numerous surviving former Waffen-SS soldiers and corresponded with many others, obtaining first-hand accounts of their wartime experiences. The handbook is illustrated with a rich selection of previously unpublished photographs, predominantly from private collections, ranging from studio posed shots to previously unpublished candid snaps and from battlefield pictures to war correspondent action shots.

Waffen-SS Commanders

Waffen-SS Commanders PDF Author: Mark C. Yerger
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764307690
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 392

Book Description
The units of the Waffen-SS were some of the most successful and influential combat formations produced by any country in this century. Their abilities and accomplishments, in both defense and offense, remain legendary. Finally, the commanders of these elite units are examined here in detail. In this book, the second of a two volume set, sixty-one biographies reveal the lives of the most senior Waffen-SS commanders. Details are provided for education, as well as pre-Third Reich era service in military and civil posts, and includes promotions, assignments and decorations. The 1933-1945 era, the most detailed, reveals all their commands and related data similar to their earlier service. Officially documented recollections of the combat actions that resulted in bestowal of their highest awards (Knight's Cross and German Cross in Gold) are finally discussed. Heavily documented, their individual stories continue until their eventual fates are revealed. Beginning with the only two brothers to command a Waffen-SS corps, the study ends with a pair of officers whose units fought in the final defense of Berlin during 1945. The text detail emulates the initial volume, exhaustively examining the lives of all individuals with full biographical information to include higher award recommendations for the Knight's Cross and German Cross. With a foreword by Knight's Cross with Oakleaves and Swords holder Otto Baum, significant material was provided by numerous Waffen-SS veterans. Profusely illustrated with more than 470 previously unpublished or rare photos and war-time documents, eight Order of Battle charts are also included. A full Feldpost listing Order of Battle for the armed formations at the end of 1940 is also included. Also included is an addendum to Volume 1 that adds both text and photographic material uncovered during the concluding research. Supplementary tactical symbols are also illustrated and explained, expanding the coverage of those detailed in the initial work.

Waffen-SS

Waffen-SS PDF Author: Christopher Ailsby
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780760707166
Category : World War, 1939-1945
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description

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