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ARMORED BEARS: VOLUME TWO: THE GERMAN 3RD PANZER DIVISION IN WORLD WAR II
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ARMORED BEARS: VOLUME TWO: THE GERMAN 3RD PANZER DIVISION IN WORLD WAR II

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) Produced by the Veterans of the 3rd Panzer Division, this book is the second volume of the First major treatment of the 3rd Panzer Division in English covers the division's battle on the Eastern Front from 1943 through to the end of the war The division had nearly 50 Knight's Cross winners by the end of the war. With Numerous photos of soldiers and their tanks in action, as well as tables of Knight's Cross and German Cross in Gold and Silver recipients. It is based on daily logs of the division, and recollections of its commanders and soldiers. (Published: 2013) (Publisher: Stackpole) (ISBN: 9780811711715) (Pagination: Large format, 330pp, c400 b/w photos, tables, maps & plans) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$43.76

ARMORED BEARS: VOLUME ONE: THE GERMAN 3RD PANZER DIVISION IN WORLD WAR II
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ARMORED BEARS: VOLUME ONE: THE GERMAN 3RD PANZER DIVISION IN WORLD WAR II

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) Produced by the Veterans of the 3rd Panzer Division, this volume covers the division's formation and its battles in Poland in 1939, France in 1940, and the Eastern Front in 1941 and 1942. The division had nearly 50 Knight's Cross winners by the end of the war. The book contains numerous photos of soldiers and their tanks in action, as well as tables of Knight's Cross and German Cross in Gold recipients. It is based on the daily logs of the division and recollections of its commanders and soldiers. (Published: 2012) (Publisher: Stackpole) (ISBN: 9780811711708) (Pagination: Large format, 327pp, c400 b/w photos, tables, maps & plans) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$43.76

OPERATION FALL WEISS

By Stephan Janzyk

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) An account of German Paratroopers in the Poland Campaign, 1939. Although the fledgling paratroop operations in Belgium and the Netherlands in 1940, and on Crete in 1941, attracted worldwide attention, less well-known is that the use of airborne forces had been planned for the invasion of Poland in 1939, in an act that began the Second World War. On several occasions the men of Parachute Regiment 1 were sitting ready in their Ju52 transports, fully equipped and ready to go. Many of these young and in-experienced paratroopers would go on to experience the full horrors of warfare and for some of them, the Polish Campaign would end in a ‘hero’s death’. The author uses war diaries, maps, contemporary documents and photographs, including those from various private collections around the world. (Published: 2017) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781473894617) (Pagination: 176pp, numerous b/w & colour photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$30.17

LEO WILM'S MEMORIES OF THE WAFFEN-SS

By Leo Wilm and Rolf Michaelis

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) This book is a rare memoir from a Waffen-SS soldier who fought for six years in some of the most savage battles on the WWII Eastern Front. A volunteer, initially in the SS-Heimwehr Danzig, which became part of the SS-Totenkopf Division in 1939, he took part in the campaign against Poland as a motorcycle messenger, and was wounded for the first time during the 1940 campaign in France. In 1943, he took command of a group of young recruits on the Mius Front in Russia and was wounded for the third time. In the summer of 1944 he had been decorated with both Iron Cross grades and two Tank Destruction Badges. In February 1945, he saw action in Hungary with 9.SS Panzer Division “Hohenstaufen,” and ended the war as a POW. (Published: 2017) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764352980) (Pagination: 128pp, numerous b/w photos & maps) (Condition: new in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$36.20

ALBERT SCHWENN'S MEMORIES OF THE WAFFEN-SS

By Albert Schwenn and Rolf Michaelis

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) Albert Schwenn was called up by the SS Cavalry Replacement Battalion in Warsaw in October 1942, and in March 1943, was seconded to the SS Cavalry Division. Schwenn gives a vivid account of the brutal combat on the Eastern Front, and especially operations against partisans, where he took part in so-called “pacification actions”. In August 1943, his division was transferred to the front near Kharkov. After recovering from wounds, he served as an instructor, lastly with the SS Cavalry Replacement and Training Regiment in Bohemia. In addition to nearly three months of action during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, Schwenn also took part in operations during the Prague Uprising in May 1945. Because of his participation in operations against partisans in 1943, he was given a death sentence, and ultimately served nearly eleven years as a POW in the USSR. (Published: 2017) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764352973) (Pagination: 128pp, numerous b/w photos & maps) (Condition: new in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$36.20

AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY: THE 8TH WAFFEN-SS CAVALRY DIVISION FLORIAN GEYER

By Massimiliano Afiero

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) Formed in 1942, the 8th SS Cavalry Division “Florian Geyer” was one of the most controversial units in the Waffen-SS. Created with the intention of making it an elite unit, it instead saw its main employment from the beginning of the war in Russia as a rear area security force against partisans. The SS cavalrymen carried out these duties with terrible effectiveness, demonstrating the full capabilities of horse-mounted units in securing terrain that was militarily difficult. Late in the war, “Florian Geyer” was employed on the front lines against regular units of the Red Army. The unit was wiped out during final battle of Budapest in February 1945. (Published: 2017) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764353260) (Pagination: large format, 160pp, 385 b/w photos, maps, tables) (Condition: new in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$58.10

AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY: THE 6TH WAFFEN-SS GEBIRGS (MOUNTAIN) DIVISION "NORD

By Massimiliano Afiero

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) Formed in 1941, “Nord” was employed along the Finnish–Lapland front against battle-tested Soviet forces from 1941–44. Following the signing of the armistice between Finland and the Soviet Union in the summer of 1944, the division was moved to the western front. “Nord” took part in Operation “Nordwind,” the final German offensive on the western front in late December 1944, where they fought against American units for the first time. Tough defensive fighting along the Moselle and Rhine fronts followed up to the armistice in May 1945. The units of the division fought to the last, always with courage and valor. Includes a detailed operational history, rare combat images, maps, and personaly profiles. (Published: 2017) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764353277) (Pagination: large format, 184pp, 560+ b/w photos, maps, tables) (Condition: new in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$58.10

THE HISTORY OF THE PANZERWAFFE: VOLUME 2 1942-45

By Thomas Anderson

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) The final years of World War II saw the legendary Panzerwaffe face its most difficult challenges, with Allied troops landing at Normandy and storming across the continent and the Russians gaining the upper hand on the Eastern Front. Germany fought fiercely to hold on to the advantages gained in the early years, and relied heavily on the Panzer IV, the Panzer V Panther and the StuG III - the backbone of their infamous armoured divisions. This second volume offers a comprehensive guide to the final years of Germany's most famous fighting force, covering the further use of the Panzer IV, the role played by the StuG III assault gun and the battlefield debut of the formidable Panther. Combat reports and archive photographs uncover the final years of the Panzers, from their defence against the D-Day landings and the role they played in the Ardennes Offensive to their valiant last stand in Berlin. (Published: 2017) (Publisher: Osprey Publishing) (ISBN: 9781472814487) (Pagination: 224pp, c250 b/w photos & illustrations) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$45.27

THE 23RD WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEER PANZER GRENADIER DIVISION NEDERLAND

By Massimiliano Afiero

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) Employed exclusively on the Eastern Front, except for a brief period in Croatia, Dutch volunteer combat formation “Nederland” participated in many of the most difficult battles including Leningrad, the Narva bridgehead, the Tannenberg line, Dorpat in Kurland, Pomerania, and the Oder front. Finally, at the desperate battle of the Halbe Pocket, the remnants of the division avoided total annihilation, escaping the Soviets and surrendering to American forces. This work fills a gap in Waffen-SS history with appendices on the unit’s operational history, its members, uniforms and insignia. (Published: 2016) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764350733) (Pagination: Large format, 144pp, numerous b/w photos & maps) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$52.80

THE 27TH WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEER GRENADIER DIVISION LANGEMARCK

By Massimiliano Afiero

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) The Flemish volunteer combat formation, “Langemarck”, was employed chiefly on the Eastern Front, first in the Ukraine in early 1944, then in Estonia along the Tannenberg Line in the summer of 1944. Together with other European Waffen-SS volunteers, it was subordinate to III.SS-Pz.Korps. Transformed into a division, “Langemarck” participated in the final fighting on the Pomeranian and Oder fronts. Most of the Flemish volunteers were able to surrender to the Anglo-American forces, thus escaping capture by the Russians. This work fills a gap in Waffen-SS history with appendices on the unit’s operational history, its members, uniforms and insignia. (Published: 2016) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764350726) (Pagination: Large format, 128pp, numerous b/w photos & maps) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$50.56

THE LAST PANTHER: SLAUGHTER OF THE REICH

By Wolfgang Faust

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) Translated from the memoir 'Kesselpanzer' this is an account of the breakout from the Halbe-Kessel, April to May, 1945. While the Battle of Berlin is widely known, the horrific story of the Halbe Kessel remains largely untold. In April 1945, victorious Soviet forces encircled 80,000 men of the German 9th Army in the Halbe area, South of Berlin, together with many thousands of German civilians. The small town of Halbe became the eye of the hurricane for the breakout, as King Tigers of the SS Panzer Corps led the spearhead to the West, supported by Panthers of the battle-hardened 21st Panzer Division. This is a first-hand account by the commander of one of those Panther tanks. (Published: 2016) (Publisher: Bayern Classic Pubs.) (ISBN: 9781530359707) (Pagination: 135pp) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$15.09

STURMARTILLERIE: SPEARHEAD OF THE INFANTRY

By Thomas Anderson

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) The Sturmartillerie was a key part of Germany's armoured arsenal throughout World War II. Its armoured assault guns were designed to support the artillery on the battlefield, largely using the purpose-built Sturmgeschütz infantry support gun. This new and exhaustive study details the development and operational history of this innovative force, as well as describing how its role and the tactics it employed changed from the glory years of Blitzkrieg through to the desperate defence of the last years of the war. It also describes the technical development and evolution of the vehicles employed, and includes combat action reports and excerpts from interviews with veterans. (Published: 2016) (Publisher: Osprey Publishing) (ISBN: 9781472811288) (Pagination: 288pp, c450 b/w photos & orders of battle) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$45.27

BELGIANS IN THE WAFFEN-SS

By Rolf Michaelis

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) In the years between 1940 and 1945, a total of approximately 12,500 Belgians served in the Waffen-SS, a number roughly equal to the strength of an infantry division in 1944. Because of political and social problems and different objectives of the volunteers, however, the men were not combined in a single unit, rather they were deployed in three different formations. This book describes the major units of the Waffen-SS in which they were concentrated, where they were deployed, and the battles they took part in. (Published: 2012) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764340345) (Pagination: 128pp, 90 + b/w & colour images) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$46.03

A BETTER COMRADE YOU WILL NEVER FIND

By Helmut Schiebel

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) The author's experiences from 1941 to the end of WWII. He took part in the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 with the 43 Motorcycle Infantry Battalion of the 13 Panzer Division. After undertaking an Officer Candidate course in Germany, he became a Lieutnant and platoon leader to the division’s reconnaissance battalion in April 1942. After being wounded he went on to serve with Panzerjager Abteilung 88 as a platoon commander on Marder tank destroyers. Later serving in Poland and Galicia, Schiebel fought through Silesia and Eastern Germany to Karlsbad where, on May 7, 1945, PZJ Abteilung 88 surrendered to American troops. (Published: 2010) (Publisher: J J Fedorowicz) (ISBN: 0921991977) (Pagination: 272 pages, 12 colour images, 45 b/w photos, 4 colour 3D drawings.) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$75.37

PANZERS IN THE SAND: THE HISTORY OF PANZER-REGIMENT 5, VOLUME ONE 1935-41

By Bernd Hartmann

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) In September 1939, the tanks of Panzer-Regiment 5 swept into Poland, a devastating part of the German blitzkrieg that opened World War II with a terrifying display of military force. The following spring, the regiment rumbled across France, again showing the destructive power of the panzer. But the unit’s greatest fame would come in the North African desert, where Panzer-Regiment 5 joined Erwin Rommel’s vaunted Afrika Korps as it battled the British back and forth beneath the scorching sun of Libya and Egypt. First published in German in 2002, these two volumes are a comprehensive history of Panzer-Regiment 5 by a veteran of the formation. (Published: 2010) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848845053) (Pagination: 298pp, numerous b/w photos & illustrations ) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$30.17

PANZERS IN THE SAND: THE HISTORY OF PANZER-REGIMENT 5, VOLUME TWO 1942-45

By Bernd Hartmann

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) Panzer-Regiment 5 joined Erwin Rommel in North Africa and helped the Desert Fox win an impressive string of victories during 1941. The Germans began 1942 with an offensive that quickly captured Benghazi and then drove east toward the fortress of Tobruk, before being halted by the British at El Alamein in October. By 1943, the African campaign had shifted west to Tunisia. Crippled by supply problems and Allied air superiority, the Germans surrendered in May 1943. The remnants of Pz-Rgt 5 were eventually reconstituted as Panzer-Abteilung 5, an assault gun unit, and sent to the Eastern Front. Featuring scores of photographs and vivid firsthand accounts from members of the unit, this second volume continues the combat history of PzRgt and PzAbteilung 5, from the sand and sun of North Africa to the bitter end near Berlin. (Published: 2011) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848845060) (Pagination: 290pp, numerous b/w photos & illustrations ) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$30.17

PANZERGRENADIER DIVISIONS OF THE WAFFEN-SS
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PANZERGRENADIER DIVISIONS OF THE WAFFEN-SS

By Rolf Michaelis

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) A concise combat history of the six Waffen-SS Panzergrenadier divisions in World War II. The formation and combat histories of each are discussed in detailed text, along with maps and rare photographs. The book includes: 4 SS-Polizei Panzergrenadier Division, 11 SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division "Nordland", 16 SS-Panzergrenadier Division "Reichsführer-SS", 17 SS-Panzergrenadier Division "Götz von Berlichingen", 18 SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division "Horst Wessel" and 23 SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division "Nederland". (Published: 2010) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764336607) (Pagination: 215pp, 190 + b/w images & maps ) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$58.10

HITLER'S POLICE BATTALIONS
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HITLER'S POLICE BATTALIONS

By Edward B Westermann

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) When the Wehrmacht swarmed across Eastern Europe the Ordnungspolizei, or Uniformed Police, played a central role in the genocide which followed. They were tasked to curb resistance, pacify the countryside, patrol Jewish ghettos, and generally maintain order in the conquered territories. The author reveals how the institutional mindset of these "ordinary policeman" allowed them to commit atrocities without a second thought. He examines cooperation between the Ordnungspolizei, the SS and Gestapo, and the Wehrmacht in the conduct of the Nazi anti-partisan campaigns. (Published: 2010) (Publisher: Univ. Press of Kansas) (ISBN: 9780700617241) (Pagination: 330pp, 20 b/w ills, index) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$39.15

FALLSCHIRMJAGER AT THE GRAN SASSO

By Oscar Gonzalez Lopez

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) A colourful monograph published in Spain covering the Liberation of Mussolini by German Parachute forces on 12th September, 1943. The mission was led by SS-Sturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny. Operation Oak (Unternehmen Eiche), was carried out perfectly, the German forces landing by glider. Mussolini was rescued without a single shot being fired. Flying out in a Storch airplane, Skorzeny escorted Mussolini to Rome and later to Berlin. The exploit earned him fame, promotion, and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. (Published: 2006) (Publisher: AF Editions) (ISBN: 9788496935006) (Pagination: A4 format, 64pp, 8 colour illustrations, colour 3-view plan, 58 b/w photos) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$13.57

SONS OF THE REICH: II SS PANZER CORPS, NORMANDY, ARDENNES, EASTERN FRONT
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SONS OF THE REICH: II SS PANZER CORPS, NORMANDY, ARDENNES, EASTERN FRONT

By Michael Reynolds

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) The history of II SS Panzer Corps is a short and violent one. This meticulously researched book documents the actions of the 9th and 10th SS Panzer Divisions from activation until October 1944, and the 2nd and 9th SS Divisions from December 1944 until the end of the war. This period encompasses the Battle of Normandy, the escape from the Falaise Pocket, 'Market Garden', and Hitler's last great offensive in the West, the Battle of the Bulge. A newly republished edition of this classic volume. (Published: 2009) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848840003) (Pagination: 416pp, 16 pages b/w illustrations) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$25.64

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