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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

$59.93

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

$59.93

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

$46.69

HORST WESSEL: THE COMBAT HISTORY OF THE 18.SS-PANZER-GRENADIER-DIVISION

By Wilhelm Tieke

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) The combat histories of two units; 1.SS-Infanterie Brigade (mot) and 18.SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Horst Wessel”. 1.SS-Infanterie Brigade (mot) was employed at the central and southern parts of the Eastern Front from the beginning of the war against the Soviet Union in June 1941 until early 1944, when it was transfered to Stablach, East Prussia for refitting. The brigade’s remnants became the nucleus of the new 18.SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Horst Wessel” and they were transferred to Croatia in the spring of 1944. Filling its ranks proved difficult and it never reached its authorized strength. The intent to form it from Hungarian Volksdeutsche failed because not enough volunteers stepped forward. It surrendered in Southeast Germany in May 1945. (Published: 2016) (Publisher: J J Fedorowicz) (ISBN: 9781927332061) (Pagination: 472pp, 112 photographs, 29 maps) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$122.96

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

$52.15

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

$46.69

PANZERKORPS GROSSDEUTSCHLAND: A PICTORIAL HISTORY

By Helmuth Spaeter

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) A photo-history of one of the elite formations of the WWII German Armed Forces, Panzer Corps "Gross Deutschland". All five divisions and the corps that have borne the name "Grossdeutschland" are presented. The book covers the Division's battles on the Eastern Front. Prepared in co-operation with the Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland Tradition Association, it includes a chapter on the division's 180 holder's of the Knight's Cross plus more than 500 photographs of GrossDeutschland formations in action as well as on ceremonial duties. (Published: 1990) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780887402456) (Pagination: Large format, 240pp, 500 + photos & illustrations) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$45.12

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

$31.11

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

$31.11

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

$59.93

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

$40.39

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

$13.99

THE MILITARY INTERVENTION CORPS OF THE SPANISH BLUE DIVISION IN THE GERMAN WEHRMACHT 1941-1945

By Jesus Dolado Esteban and Eduardo Ramos Redondo

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) For the first time in English, a new and detailed dimension to the history of the Spanish troops fighting with the German Wehrmacht in World War II. The authors look at the participation of the Military Intervention Corps in “La Division Azul” – the “Blue Division”. More than four hundred unpublished photographs provide an in-depth study of the military uniforms, uniforms, documents, and organisation of the Spanish and German Military Administration of the period. (Published: 2008) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764331022) (Pagination: Large format, 192pp, 400 + colour & b/w images) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$89.50

ELITE GERMAN DIVISIONS IN WWII

By Werner Haupt

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) A detailed look at Germany's elite units -The Waffen-SS, Fallschirmjager & Mountain Troops. Details include pre-war formations, training, unit histories, commanders & an extensive selection of photographs & illustrations. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 0764314327) (Pagination: 240pp, 80+ photos) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$45.12

IMAGES OF WAR: FALLSCHIRMJAGER: ELITE GERMAN PARATROOPS IN WORLD WAR II
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IMAGES OF WAR: FALLSCHIRMJAGER: ELITE GERMAN PARATROOPS IN WORLD WAR II

By Jon Sutherland and Diane Canwell

(Subject: The Third Reich - Military Structure) Taken from an unpublished album which belonged to First Sgt Wilhelm Plieschen who served with Fallschirmjager Machine Gun Battalion 7. The photographs were taken in Austria, Romania, Bulgaria Greece and Russia. There are photographs taken on an airfield on 15th May, 1941 of paratroopers with kit on the ground and in front of their transport aircraft, plus a number of shots taken en route to Crete from the JU52 transport. There are also images showing Germans on the deck of the badly damaged and abandoned HMS York in Souda Bay. (Published: 2010) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848843189) (Pagination: 139pp, numerous illustrations) (Condition: New in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$23.33