The Waffen-SS (2)

6. to 10. Divisions

The Waffen-SS (2) cover

The Waffen-SS (2)

6. to 10. Divisions

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The military branch of the Nazi SS security organisation grew by the end of World War II from a handful of poorly regarded infantry battalions in 1939, into a force of more than 30 divisions including units of every type. Their battlefield reputation varied widely, from the premier armoured divisions which formed Germany's utterly reliable spearheads on both main fronts, to low quality 'anti-partisan' units. The divisions covered in this second of four titles include the first mountain and cavalry units, and two of the remarkable new Panzer divisions raised in the great 1943 expansion. Illustrated with rare photographs from private collections, the text details their organisation, uniforms and insignia, and summarises their battle record.

Table of Contents

Introduction · 6. SS-Gebirgs-Division 'Nord' · 7. SS-Freiwilligen Gebirgs Division 'Prinz Eugen' · 8. SS-Kavallerie Division 'Florian Geyer' · 9. SS-Panzer Division 'Hohenstaufen' · 10.SS-Panzer Division 'Frundsberg' · The Plates · Index

Product details

Published 25 Mar 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841765907
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 404
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon Williamson

Gordon Williamson is a retired civil servant who s…

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Stephen Andrew

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