The Images of War Series has become very popular. This addition to the series follows
the proven format of combining concise text with a large number of images from
wartime archives. This is a fine selection of images that tells the story of
armour in the closing stages of WWII and the use made of it by the
Waffen-SS – Most Highly Recommended.
NAME: Images of War, Allied Armoured Warfare and the Waffen-SS 1944-1945, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives FILE: R2534 AUTHOR: Anthony Tucker-Jones PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 116 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, World War 2, Second World War, AFV, Armoured Fighting Vehicle, engineering armour, tanks, tank killers, self-propelled artillery, armoured anti-air vehicles, flamethrowers, specialist armour, Eastern Front, Western Front, tank battles
IMAGE: B2534.jpg6 BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/n4c54gv LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The Images of War Series has become very popular. This addition to the series follows the proven format of combining concise text with a large number of images from wartime archives. This is a fine selection of images that tells the story of armour in the closing stages of WWII and the use made of it by the Waffen-SS – Most Highly Recommended. By 1944, even the most committed Nazis were coming to realize that Germany would lose the war, the only questions were; when would the war end, and; what peace terms could the Germans expect. Many hoped that the Western Allies would agree a peace, followed by an alliance against the Soviets. In general terms, that translated into concentrating resources to delay the Soviet advance and a firm defence in the West in the hope of obtaining favourable peace terms. For the Waffen-SS and their panzers, their approach was to go hard for whatever enemy was in front of them in the hope the Fuhrer would find his magic wand and come up with a brilliant solution. The SS were to become the elite troops, often receiving priority for the best equipment, and used in every desperate attempt to defeat their enemies. In the process they earned a reputation for the finest armoured forces and a reputation for war crimes that tainted their overall reputation. The author has captured the nature and contradictions of the Waffen-SS and their often inspired use of the latest armour. He has also captured the variations between the fronts, the conditions and the equipment. Clear concise text supported by many superb images with the usual high percentage of very rare images.