Western Front: SS Secret Archives

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9781862272217: Western Front: SS Secret Archives

Featuring 250 previously unpublished action photographs, this work offers a highly illustrated study of the Waffen SS throughout Europe.

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Contains hundreds of previously unpublished photographs showing the exploits of the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front in World War II
With extensive, in-depth captions accompanying each image and an introduction to each section
Featuring photographs of such infamous Waffen-SS units as the" Leibstandarte, Das Reich, Totenkopf and "Wiking Divisions
Provides a fresh look at life for the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front from the point of view of those who took part
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The war on the Eastern Front was a bloody struggle between two conflicting ideologies, and no one organization personified Nazism more than the SS, of which the" Waffen-SS was the military arm
. Using 250 previously unpublished photographs, many of which have come from the albums of individuals who took part in the war, "SS: The Secret Archives--Eastern Front depicts the titanic battles between the "Waffen-SS and the Red Army on the Eastern Front between 1941 and 1945. The photographs convey an impression of the life of an SS stormtrooper in the frontline during Hitler's crusade against communism.
The book illustrates such key battles in the lore of the "Waffen-SS as Operation Barbarossa, Demyansk, Kharkov, Kursk, Cherkassy, and Budapest. As the end drew near, many "Waffen-SS soldiers chose death over defeat and surrender.
Featuring the actions of such famous "Waffen-SS divisions as the" Leibstandarte, Adolf Hitler, Das Reich, Wiking, and "Totenkopf, SS: The Secret Archives--Eastern Front is a through pictorial study of the "Waffen-SS in combat on the Eastern Front. The book will appeal to any reader with an interest in the exploits of these hardened elite soldiers ofthe Reich.

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(Location: Ware, Herts) is a historian specialising in German military history during World War II. He is the author of over 20 books on the subject including Eastern Front: The SS Secret Archives also published by Spellmount.

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