Images of War, SS Panzer Divisions On The Eastern Front, Rare Images From Wartime Archives

A new addition to the highly popular Images of War Series. This book provides a pictorial review of the SS Panzer Divisions deployed to the Eastern Front. Once again, a superb selection of rare images from wartime archives is supported by clear introductory text and captions – Very Highly Recommended.


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NAME: Images of War, SS Panzer Divisions On The Eastern Front, Rare 
Images From Wartime Archives
FILE: R2687
AUTHOR: Bob Carruthers
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back
PAGES:  144
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, Second World War, Eastern Front, 
Soviet Forces, SS Panzer Divisions, Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, 
3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf, SS Panzer Division Viking, Pkw V, 
Tiger I, Tiger II, Schwimmwagen, half tracks, assault guns

ISBN: 1-47386-840-8

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DESCRIPTION: A new addition to the highly popular Images of War 
Series. This book provides a pictorial review of the SS Panzer 
Divisions deployed to the Eastern Front. Once again, a superb 
selection of rare images from wartime archives is supported by 
clear introductory text and captions – Very Highly Recommended.

The Waffen-SS Divisions were tainted by the war crimes committed by 
its soldiers on both the Eastern Front and the Western Front, 
including crimes committed in Italy. The methods of selecting 
officers and men inevitably resulted in most being committed Nazis 
and prone to executing the Nazi philosophies on the battlefield. 
This was most marked on the Eastern Front and affected all Waffen 
SS Divisions including the SS Panzer Divisions. However, they were 
also fanatical soldiers who were prepared to accept heavy casualties 
in order to meet the Fuhrer's objectives. They displayed great 
courage and technical capability. Himmler worked to ensure that all 
of his Waffen SS Divisions were equipped with the best available 
equipment and they often received new models ahead of the Wehrmacht.

This selection of images provides a very effective and balanced 
pictorial record of the SS Panzers in action on the Eastern Front, 
from the early good times through to the bitter fighting retreat 
before the Red Army.

The armour, half-tracks, tanks and assault guns, is well illustrated 
and includes some images of Soviet T 26 and T34 tanks. There is also 
coverage of artillery, soft skinned vehicles, wheeled and half 
tracks, and field cars. The Kubelwagon is featured, but also the 
Schwimmwagen that was particularly popular on the Eastern Front with 
the many lakes and rivers that had to be crossed.

The book begins with a clear and concise introduction to the three 
SS Panzer Divisions depicted. Through the main body of the book, text 
is confined to captions with some stunning images of war. This book 
is likely to prove very popular with enthusiasts and novices alike.