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SS Das Reich at War, 1939-1945: A History of the Division on the Western and Eastern Fronts

By Ian Baxter
RELATED TOPICS: BOOK | MILITARY
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Comments: Hardcover, 144 pages, 196 black-and-white photos

ISBN:
978-1-4738-9089-3

Price:
$22.95

Publisher:
Pen & Sword


From the publisher:
Between 1933 and 1939, the strength and influence of the SS grew considerably with thousands of men being recruited into new ideological armed formations, many into units known as the SS- Verfügungstruppe (Special Dispositional Troops). These soldiers saw action in Poland before switching to the Western Front in 1940. Out of this organization the SS Das Reich Division was created, gaining a fearsome and notorious reputation for its fighting ability, often against numerically superior forces, as well as its fanatical zeal.

This book describes the fighting tactics, uniforms, battles, and other elements that made the Das Reich Division a formidable fighting force as it battled through Poland, the Low Countries, the Balkans, and the Eastern Front. Finally, the Das Reich defended Normandy before falling back to Germany.


FSM says:
A close-up look at uniforms and equipment from basic training to defeat at the hands of the Soviets on the Eastern Front.

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