Название: Hitler's Second Army: The Waffen SS
Автор: Edmund L. Blandford
Издательство: Airlife Publishing Ltd.
Год издания: 1994
Количество страниц: 242
Размер: 19,8 MB
It would be difficult to find any military force in history as unique and perhaps as controversial as Hitler's Waffen-SS. In this work its origins are traced via the recollections of men intimately involved. How this small band of tough men became transformed into a nationwide political protection force is fairly well known, but how some of these men were taken and transformed into a fully militarised force has always been obscure. This book covers the combat experiences of Waffen-SS soldiers on the battlefronts from 1939-1945, infantrymen, artillerymen, tankmen and even the more unusual trades of recruiters and interpreter. The question of atrocities, though thorny, is covered in completely objective fashion, with a wider view to include some examples of Allied misbehaviour. In this full and fascinating account the leaders and men of this force recollect their own experiences - outside the narrow circle of their veterans' organisation.