SS Das Reich At War 1939-1945


History of the Division

By: Ian Baxter
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: Images of War
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781473890893
Published: 16th July 2017
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£14.99

SS Das Reich At War 1939-1945

Between 1933 and 1939, the strength and influence of the SS grew considerably with thousands of men being recruited into the new ideological armed formation, many into units known as the SS-Verfgungstruppe (Special Disposal Troop). These troops saw action in Poland before switching to the Western Front in 1940. Out of this organisation the SS Das Reich Division was created.

This book, with its extensive text and over 250 rare and unpublished photographs with detailed captions describes the fighting tactics, the uniforms, the battles and the different elements that went into making the Das Reich Division such a formidable fighting force. The chapters reveal the Division as it battled its way through Poland, the Low Countries, the Balkans and the Eastern Front. Finally the Das Reich defended Normandy before falling back to Germany.

The Division gained its fearsome and notorious reputation for its fighting ability, often against vastly numerically superior forces, as well as its fanatical zeal.

 




Some books that may interest you

Panzer Warfare on the Eastern Front
Panzer Warfare on the Eastern Front
By: Hans Schaufler

The German Air Force I Knew 1914-1918
The German Air Force I Knew 1914-1918
By: Major Georg Paul Neumann

Female Railway Workers in World War II
Female Railway Workers in World War II
By: Susan Major

Dr. Benjamin Church, Spy
Dr. Benjamin Church, Spy
By: John A Nagy

Sound Barrier
Sound Barrier
By: Peter Caygill

The Dark Age of Tanks
The Dark Age of Tanks
By: David Lister

Suez Crisis 1956
Suez Crisis 1956
By: David Charlwood

From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow Volume I
From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow Volume I
By: Arthur Marder

French Foreign Legionnaire vs Viet Minh Insurgent
French Foreign Legionnaire vs Viet Minh Insurgent
By: Martin Windrow
Illustrated by: Johnny Shumate



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.