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Armoured Warfare and the Waffen-SS 1944-1945

By Anthony Tucker-Jones
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Comments: Softcover, 116 pages, more than 150 black-and-white photos

ISBN:
978-1-4738-7794-8

Price:
$22.95

Publisher:
Pen & Sword


From the publisher:
Graphic snapshot of the dramatic tank battles fought by the Waffen-SS panzer and panzergrenadier divisions during 1944-5 on the Eastern and Western fronts. By this stage of World War II, these formations were at the height of their powers and took part in major armored operations in Russia, France, the Netherlands, and Poland. As the Wehrmacht retreated, the Waffen-SS played an increasingly important role. Most notably, their panzers prolonged the war by staving off defeat at Arnhem and Wolomin, stabilizing both the Western and Eastern fronts at critical points in the fighting.

The photographs and accompanying narrative record the contrasting conditions they faced on each battlefront and the weapons and equipment they used, especially the armored vehicles, including the Tiger and Panther tanks, which were among the best designs the Germans produced. But they also record the crimes committed by members of the Waffen-SS against civilians and captured enemy soldiers during the series of brutal, often desperate operations mounted to stave off German defeat.


FSM says:
From proud parades to annihilation, a photo chronicle of the murderous Schutzstaffel from Russia to Normandy, the Ardennes, and, finally, defeat in Hungary.


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