The seventh book by the same author on SS units in this fine and very popular Images of War Series. This volume follows the proven formula of concise text supporting a fine and unique collection of images – Highly Recommended.
NAME: Images of War, 7th SS Mountain Division Prinz Eugen At War 1941-1945, A History Of The Division, Rare Photographs From Wartime Division FILE: R3006 AUTHOR: Ian Baxter PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, WW2, World War II, World War 1, World War Two, Second World War, SS, Waffen SS, SS Internal Security, SS Policing, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, mountain troops
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The objective of Himmler was to expand the SS into a complete service for internal security and land warfare. In duplicating police, intelligence and army organization, he sought to replace those other units with a politically ‘sound’ force that could be relied on to deliver everything the Nazi Party demanded of it. The 7th SS Mountain Division provided an Alpine/mountain special forces unit able to operate effectively in the conditions expected in mountain warfare.
The 7th SS Mountain Division was raised to serve in Hungary, Romania and Croatia. That theatre expanded down into Yugoslavia and Macedonia and into Bulgaria. The Division was trained to fight in mountain conditions, and as a general infantry force, as required, but its main activity was in anti-partisan actions. As such it was acting in internal policing activities, intelligence and counter-insurgency. This led to the types of war crime and brutality for which the SS is principally remembered.
The author’s able text introduces and captions the excellent selection of images which provide a very graphic account of conditions in the area that the 7th operated in, the terrain, climate and many river crossings.