Hitlerjugend Soldier vs Canadian Soldier

Normandy 1944

Hitlerjugend Soldier vs Canadian Soldier cover

Hitlerjugend Soldier vs Canadian Soldier

Normandy 1944

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Canadian and Waffen-SS troops of 12. SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend faced one another in a series of bloody battles following the D-Day landings of June 1944. The Canadian units fought in a number of distinguished regiments, while the Hitlerjugend Division were drawn from the ranks of the Hitler Youth organizations. Veteran officers and NCOs were joined by inexperienced teenagers, and clashed with the Canadians repeatedly, notably at Authie, Bretteville and Hill 168. The struggle quickly took on an especially bitter nature, fuelled by the massacre of Canadian prisoners by Hitlerjugend personnel.

Employing first-hand accounts and the latest research, as well as specially commissioned artwork and carefully selected archive photographs this absorbing study investigates the origins, ethos, training, fighting techniques and weapons of both sides during the epic struggle for Normandy.

Table of Contents

Introduction / The Opposing Sides / Combat 1 / Combat 2 / Combat 3 / Analysis / Aftermath / Unit Organizations / Bibliography / Index

Product details

Published 26 Jul 2018
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472825605
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat
Short code CBT 34
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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David Greentree

David Greentree graduated from the University of Y…

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Johnny Shumate

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator li…

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