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Waffen SS on the Western Front

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SKU:
113346
Military Conflict:
World War II
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SKU:113346

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SKU:
113346
Military Conflict:
World War II

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  • Softcover 9.5" x 7.5"
  • 160 pgs
  • 250 photos and illustrations
Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives.
Baxter. This book in the popular Images of War series covers the deeds of the Waffen-SS on the Western Front during the Second World War. With extensive text and in-depth captions with many rare and unpublished photographs, it describes the fighting tactics, the uniforms, the battles and the different elements that went into making the Waffen-SS such an elite fighting unit. It traces how the Waffen-SS carefully built up their assault forces utilizing all available reserves and resources into a ruthlessly effective killing machine. It depicts how this awesome military formation grew to be used in offensive and then in defensive battles, and provides much historical information and facts about the weapons and all the components that fought on Western Front. The reader learns how the Waffen-SS battled their way through the Low Countries and the Balkans. After D-Day they played a key role in Normandy and fought at Arnhem, in the Ardennes and shifted from one disintegrating part of the front to another in a drastic attempt to stabilize the crumbling war effort.In an attempt to restore morale adversely affected by the harsh conditions and military reversals ‘The Winter Warfare Handbook' (Winter Buch) was produced in 1942 and extracts are quoted in this work.Commanders had to adapt to the snow, freezing conditions and, almost worse, the impassable roads during the melt. With customary thoroughness and drastic measures the Germans largely mastered the climatic challenges but nothing could mask the reality of the ruthless and numerically superior enemy that they faced. This book graphically describes the appalling hardships faced by German troops on the Eastern Front 1941-1945

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