Ss: Leibstandarte

Ss: Leibstandarte : The History of the First Ss Division 1933-45

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Description

The divisions of the Waffen-SS were the elite of Hitler's armies in World War II. SS-Leibstandarte is an in-depth examination of the first Waffen-SS unit to be formed, the SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. The book explores the background of the unit's formation, including its origins as the Fuhrer's bodyguard, the men it recruited, the key figures involved in the division, its organization, training, uniforms and insignia. SS-Leibstandarte also provides a full combat record of the division, which fought on both fronts during World War II. The book outlines the unit's involvement in the fall of France, its service on the Eastern Front, the desperate attempts to throw the Allies out of Normandy after D-Day, and the final fruitless attempts to relieve Budapest and save Vienna from the Red Army. Illustrated with rare photographs, and with an authoritative text, SS-Leibstandarte is a definitive history of one of Germany's top fighting units of World War II.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 240 x 29.97mm | 498.95g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 110 b/w photos; includes maps
  • 1782742492
  • 9781782742494
  • 591,984

Table of contents

1. Foundation

2. Organisation

3. Blooding

4. France

5. The East

6. Kursk

7. Cherkassy

8. Normandy

9. Ardennes

10. Last Throw

11. Key Figures

Appendices
Index
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About Rupert Butler

Rupert Butler is an author and journalist who specialises in historical narratives on the origins of the Third Reich and on WWII. A contributor to many international newspapers and magazines, he is the author of a number of books, including SS-Leibstandarte, SS-Wiking, The Black Angels (on the Waffen-SS), and The Curse of the Death's Head (on the Totenkopf SS Division). Rupert Butler lives in London, UK.
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