The Waffen-SS (3)

11. to 23. Divisions

The Waffen-SS (3) cover


The Waffen-SS grew from a handful of obscure infantry battalions in 1939, to a force of more than 30 divisions by the end of World War II, including units of every type and every level of battlefield value. The mid-war divisions covered in this third title represent that range, from some of the most effective German and Western European volunteer formations – e.g. the 12. SS-Pz Div 'Hitlerjugend', and the Scandinavians and Dutchmen of the 11. 'Nordland' and 23. 'Nederland' divisions – to the Bosnian Muslims of the anti-partisan 13. 'Handschar' Division. Illustrated with rare photographs from private collections and meticulous colour artwork, the text details their organization, uniforms and insignia, and summarizes their battle records.

Table of Contents

Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division 'Nordland' · Panzer Division 'Hitlerjugend' · Waffen Grenadier Division der SS · Waffen Grenadier Division der SS · Panzergrenadier Division 'Reichsfuhrer-SS' · SS Panzergrenadier Division 'Gotz von Berlichingen' · SS Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division 'Horst Wessel' · Waffen Grenadier Division der SS · Waffen Grenadier Division der SS · Freiwilligen Kavallerie Division 'Maria Theresia' · Waffen Gebirgs Division der SS 'Kama'

Product details

Published Aug 20 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841765914
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 51 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 415
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon Williamson

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