12. SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend" (Band 1 & 2 komplett als gemeinsamer Text- und Bildband
in Atlas large format) Hardcover book Edition, as a common text and picture book in large format! January 1943, the idea arose to set up an SS division of members of the Hitler Youth. After the training the division led from the battles in Normandy over the Battle of the Bulge to the fighting in Hungary in 1945. In cooperation with many survivors, the former First General Staff Officer of the SS-Division "Hitler Youth" has given this imposing and epoch-making work Sequence of events reconstructed. Thus, the present story of the 12th SS Panzer Division "Hitler Youth" is unlikely. In detail, the formation and training are described along with the numerous difficulties encountered. It is also the constant claim that the Waffen-SS was preferably refuted in equipment and armament preferred. The descriptions of the fighting and the reports of the participants are among the best and most impressive present at the Makt. It is really hard to believe how long the predominantly 17 to 18-year-old soldiers - despite the constant over-demand - could defend themselves relatively successfully. Nevertheless, the reader gets a good impression of what the leached soldiers in the last defensive fighting was once again demanded. The illustrated volume here also closes the circle with comprehensive documentation about the 12th SS Panzerdivison Hitlerjugend. With numerous and previously unpublished photos from the combat missions and the soldiers involved in this legendary elite unit. In the present case also the deprivations are pointed out, the constant supply problems, but also the stages successes find mention, up to the bitter collapse. approx. 850 pages (!) complete, approx. 270 photos, sketches and 18 large format map in COLOR, large format atlas approx. 22 x 31 cm, german text, hardcover bound.
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