Images of War, SS DAS Reich At War 1939-1945, A History of the Division on the Western and Eastern Fronts, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

This is a worthy addition to the highly popular Images of War series. Himmler had hoped to eventually replace the German Army with SS troops. He failed to achieve that but the Waffen SS became an important element in the German land forces – Highly Recommended.


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NAME: Images of War, SS DAS Reich At War 1939-1945, A History of the 
Division on the Western and Eastern Fronts, Rare Photographs From 
Wartime Archives
FILE: R2594
AUTHOR: Ian Baxter
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back
PAGES:  144
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, World War 2, World War II, Eastern 
Front, Western Front, panzer divisions, Waffen SS, war criminals, 
national heroes, elite forces

ISBN: 1-47389-089-6

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DESCRIPTION: This is a worthy addition to the highly popular Images 
of War series.  Himmler had hoped to eventually replace the German 
Army with SS troops. He failed to achieve that but the Waffen SS 
became an important element in the German land forces – Highly 
Recommended.

The SS have several very different reputations. In combat the Waffen 
SS Divisions were ruthless and prepared to accept heavy casualties 
to achieve the Fuhrer's objectives. They were also guilty of war 
crimes, particularly in the bitter fighting of the Eastern Front 
where neither side gave quarter. To Germans they were often seen as 
glamorous elite troops. When Germany's most decorated soldier, Stuka 
pilot and committed Nazi, Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel, was writing his 
autobiography he referred to his 'brave comrades in the Guards 
Divisions', he was referring to the Waffen SS Divisions, Grosse 
Deutchland and Das Reich, but then one of his best friends in war 
and after 1945 was brilliant SS commando Otto Skorzeny.

The excellent images selected for this book provide a comprehensive 
picture of the SS Das Reich Division through the highs and lows of 
Germany's European land war. As is typical of this series, text is 
mainly limited to captions and extended captions but it is concise 
and informative.