SS: Hitler's Foreign Divisions: Foreign Volunteers in the Waffen-SS 19401945 by Bishop, Chris

SS: Hitler's Foreign Divisions: Foreign Volunteers in the Waffen-SS 19401945

byBishop, Chris

Kobo ebook | July 28, 2012

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The divisions of the Waffen-SS were the elite of Hitlers armies in World War II, but the most fanatical of them were not even German. The book offers a comprehensive examination of every foreign Waffen-SS formation, including well-known divisions such as Wiking, Nord, and Prinz Eugen, notoriously brutal units such as the Kaminski Brigade and the British-recruited Britisches Freikorps. Each unit's history, structure and combat record is described in detail. Despite their non-Germanic background, the Norwegians, Dutch, Danes, Belgians, Latvians, Estonians, Cossacks, Ukrainians and other nationalities often motivated by an extreme anti-Communist zeal fought hard on the Eastern Front for the Nazi cause, even when their position was hopeless. Often treated badly by their German commanders, the foreign SS units were not all excellent combat formations, however. Some, like the British and Indian volunteers, were used for propaganda purposes only, while others like the notorious Dirlewanger Brigade, who helped brutally surpress the Warsaw Rising in 1944, were nothing more than murderous criminals in uniform. Other divisions formed in the final months of the war never reached functional strength, and were disbanded before they saw action.SS: Hitlers Foreign Divisions is a definitive history of the 350,000 foreigners who fought for Hitler and Germany in World War II.This is a text-only ebook edition.
Title:SS: Hitler's Foreign Divisions: Foreign Volunteers in the Waffen-SS 19401945Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 28, 2012Publisher:Amber Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1908273992

ISBN - 13:9781908273994

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hitlers foreign divisions ss Brilliant piece of a large unknown part of world war 2 history
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mr Well written and informative . However it gave the same information. In different chapters.
Date published: 2013-05-10