Название: Hitler's Samurai: The Waffen-SS in Action
Автор: Bruce Quarrie
Издательство: Patrick Stephens Ltd.
Год издания: 1984
Количество страниц: 169
Размер: 89,3 MB
'Rarely has an army had to pay such a high price for defeat as the Waffen-SS.' I quoted this statement by HIAG * in the introduction to the first edition of this book, and it remains true. The whole of the Schutzstaffel, from the most richly deserving butchers like Eichmann to the young teenagers of the Hitler Youth who fought with desperation beyond their years in the bloodbath that was Berlin in 1945, was tarred with the same brush: guilty until proven innocent. In this book it has been my intention to give a more balanced view, with particular reference to the SS-VT and Waffen-SS. I have tried to show what sort of people did join the SS, and why; how they were trained, organised, uniformed and equipped; and, through a precis of their campaigns, what their achievements—good and bad—were...'