Book News Offers a detailed account of every aspect of the Waffen-SS's war on the Eastern Front, covering its battles, organization, tactics, and equipment, and examining the recruitment and organization of those foreign legions of the SS that fought on the Eastern Front. Looks at the Waffen-SS's war against Soviet partisans, and examines the military consequences of Waffen-SS soldiers' indoctrination, which often resulted in atrocities and murder of civilians. Includes some 100 b&w historical photos. Ailsby is a military historian who has written extensively on WWII and the history of the Third Reich. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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- Follow the SS from the first unit formation to the end of the war on the Western Front. - Hardcover book with rare action photography. - Learn about SS ideology, expansion, recruitment and details of the organizational structure. - Battle plan maps of the attacks on the Low Countries, Dunkirk, the Fall of France, the Balkans, Allied landings in Normandy, Arnhen and the Ardennes.
A fascinating and detailed account of every aspect of the Waffen-SS's war on the Eastern Front: its battles, its organization, tactics, and equipment. Read what it was like to take part in Operation 'Barbarossa', the opening assault against Russia in the summer of 1941; the clash of massed armor at Kursk; and other epic encounters of war in the East. Ailsby also provides detailed insight into how Waffen-SS individuals and units met and often mastered their Red Army adversaries.