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Helmut Büch: In 80 Nahkampftagen - Kradschütze in der SS-„Totenkopf“ Division - Buch
Due to the oversized enemy superiority, formed in the Second World War on the German side a special soldier-type: the lone fighter. Highly motivated, well educated and fighting, he won insmall group or on their own extraordinary successes, which are unparalleled in military history. One of these men was Helmut Büch. In his memoirs, the native of Saarbrücken describes his missions in the 3rd SS Panzer Division "Totenkopf", where he served as a kradschütze and platoon leader of a Schwimmwagen train. Beginning with the Western campaign in 1940, the reader follows him to Russia in 1941, where Büch - only interrupted by wounds - fought in the front line until the late autumn of 1943. He experienced the horrors and hardships of the war first-hand. After over 80 confirmed melee days Büch received the highest honor of the infantryman: the melee clasp in gold. At the same time he was promoted to SS Untersturmführer. In addition, he was honored with two Iron Crosses, the Wound Badge in Gold, the Tank Destroyer Badge and the German Cross in Gold
out. A no frills, extremely exciting written book of a front-line soldier, who describes the war from the focal points of the fighting.
224 p., Many b / w. Fig., Born. in large format.
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