Images of War, SS Grenadiers on the Russian Front, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

A new addition to the Images of War series, extending the coverage of the Waffen SS. The text is confined to a brief but informative introduction and to photo captions. The strength of the book is in the outstanding selection of images.


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NAME: Images of War, SS Grenadiers on the Russian Front, Rare 
Photographs From Wartime Archives
FILE: R2440
AUTHOR:  Bob Carruthers
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES:  160
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War 2, World War Two, Second World War, Waffen 
SS, SS Grenadiers, armour, Russian Front
ISBN: 1-47386-836-X
IMAGE: B2441.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: A new addition to the Images of War series, extending the 
coverage of the Waffen SS. The text is confined to a brief but 
informative introduction and to photo captions. The strength of the 
book is in the outstanding selection of images. 

The Waffen SS was intended by Himmler to eventually replace the German 
Army. It received priority for new weapons and became an elite force, 
especially on the Russian Front. The Waffen SS Divisions achieved many 
victories, but often at an unnecessarily high cost. This cost increased 
as the war continued because Hitler kept issuing orders to fight to 
hold territory that should have been conceded. This affected all German 
soldiers but the SS was generally more prepared to fanatically accept 
the order to fight to the last man.

This new photo-essay graphically charts the rise and fall of the Waffen 
SS as it was forced into bloody retreat before the Red Army. It is 
essential reading for anyone with in interest in WWII and the role 
played by the SS.