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Bishop, Chris. SS: HELL ON THE WESTERN FRONT: The Waffen-SS in Europe, 1940-1945. NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (St Paul, MN: MBI Publishing Company, 2003). Laminated boards, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs throughout, tables, maps, List of Waffen-SS Knights Cross Winners, SS Orders of Battle, Index, 192 pages.
~~~ Despite their success in the invasion of Poland, the Waffen-SS still had something to prove as a fighting organization when they arrived in the west for the attack on the Low Countries. SS: Hell on the Western Front describes in vivid detail the exploits of the Waffen-SS in Western Europe from 1940 to 1945.

$24.95




DEATH'S HEAD: Combat History of the SS Totenkopf Division in France, 1940. NF/VG. Small scuff on cover of jacket, which is in mylar protector. (Madison, Wisconson: Roger Hunt Publisher, 1979). Translated from the German by Rober H. Hunt. Large format black & white photos throughout. 123 pages.
~~~ This volume is a completely translated version of a propaganda study of the German SS Totenkopf Division in action. Little of the original has been altered, and all of the boasting and at times outrageous text has been reproduced in its entirety, in type resembling as much as possible the type employed by the German editors.
~~~ The book was first published by the SS Fuhrungshauptamt -- the Operations Department of the SS -- probably in 1942. It is a rare view of SS publicity, primarily on an informational level, but possibly for recruitment purposes as well.
~~~ Theodor Eicke, SS-Obergruppenfuhrer and the commanding officer of the Totenkopf (and appears in these pages from time to time), began his career in the SS as the second commandant of Dachau concentration camp. Later, as the war progressed, he grew to be one of the "stars" of the Waffen-SS and was included among the inner circle of Hitler's associates.
~~~ Here, then, is a glimpse into the Nazi Schutzstaffel as it saw itself and wanted to be seen by the German public.
~~~ This edition includes a new introduction and bibliography.
~~~ OUT OF PRINT.

$50.00



click to enlarge Le Tissier, Tony. SS CHARLEMAGNE: The 33rd Waffen-Grenadier Division of the SS. NEW copy, hardcover with dust jacket. 30 illustrations. (Pen and Sword, 2010). 6x9.5, 192 pages.
~~~ In May 1945, as the triumphant Red Army crushed the last pockets of German resistance in central Berlin, French soldiers fought back. They were the last surviving members of SS Charlemagne, the Waffen SS division made up of French volunteers. They were among the final defenders of the city and of Hitlerís bunker.
~~~ Their extraordinary story gives a compelling insight into the dreadful climax of the Battle for Berlin and into the conflicts of loyalty faced by the French in the Second World War. Yet, whatever their motivation, the performance of these soldiers as they confronted the Soviet onslaught was unwavering, and their fate after the German defeat was grim. Once captured, they were shot out of hand by their French compatriots or imprisoned.
~~~ SS Charlemagne is a gripping, fluently written study of one of the most revealing side stories of the war.

$39.95



Middleton, Drew, ALLGEMEINE-SS: The Commands, Units & Leaders of the General SS. NEW copy, hardcover. (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Books, 1997). Maps, over 120 photographs, index, 256 pages.
~~~ The commands, units and leaders of the General SS are finally compiled into a single detailed reference book for both the historian and SS memorabilia collector. This complete volume begins with an explanation of the twelve administrative and command main offices involving the SS to include the development, components and functions of each, as well as their respective office chiefs. The following section explores the most powerful posts in the SS, the Higher SS and Police Leaders, along with the subordinate SS and Police Leaders found in occupied territories - both the commands and the individual holder of these posts are examined in depth. The SS Main Districts are covered next including all their various subordinate components, title changes, development, commanders and chiefs of staff. The more than forty SS Districts follow, detailed in a similar format. Examining the more than one-hundred and twenty-five SS Foot Regiments in the General SS, the names and ranks of the hundreds of commaners, as well as details of unit location changes, popular and honor titles as well as other data for each are within a separate chapter. Finally, the elite SS Riding Districts and Regiments are covered similarly. Career biographies are included for more than two hundred senior SS commanders, many of whom served portions of their career in the Waffen-SS, Polizei, SD and other facets of Himmler's commands. The biographical data for individuals alone adds vast detail to this fascinating topic. Along with more than 120 rare photos of SS senior ranking officers and seven maps, a detailed index allows referencing of individual commands or personalities. Size: 8.5"x11", over 120 photos and maps, 256 pages.


$49.95



Middleton, Drew, COMRADES TO THE END: The 4th SS Panzer-Grenadier Regiment Der Fuhrer 1938-1945. NEW copy, hardcover. (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Books, 1999). 30 maps, over 70 photographs, index, 480 pages.
~~~ Written by Swords to the Knight`s Cross holder and last regimental commander Otto Weidinger, Comrads to the End is the complete history of SS-Regiment "Der Fuhrer". One of the orginal infantry regiments of the pre-war SS-Verflugungstruppe (Special Purpose troops), "Der Fuhrer" was formed in 1938 and fought throughout the war as a component of Division "Das Reich". Being among the most succseeful and decorated regiments of the Waffen-SS, this complete history was written with the full assistance of four highly decorated regimental commanders. In addition to Otto Weidinger, portions of the text were contributed by Grorg Keppler (Knight`s Cross), Sylvester Stadler (Swords to the Knight`s Crocc) and Otto Kumm (Swords to the Knight`s Cross). From its creation from primarily Austrian recruits through the Western Campaign, to the bitter battles in Russia where it was almost completly destroyed, the authors explain the engagements of this famous unit in full detail. Later it fought in Normandy and finally in Austria at the end of the war as one of the last fully battle ready units of the Waffen-SS. this classic study is now available for the first time in a complete English edition. With a preface by famed Waffen-SS commander Paul Hausser, the detailed text is illustrated by more than twenty regimental maps in addition to photographs.


$39.95




Weingartner, James J,, HITLERíS GUARD: The Story of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, 1933-1945. NEW copy. Battery Press, 1989. Hardcover with dust jacket. 27 photos/drawings, 208 pages.
~~~ This is an important study of the premier Waffen-SS unit, the lst SS Panzer Division "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler", from its formation as the Fuhrer's bodyguard in 1933 to its expansion and operations as a crack armored division. 1989 reprint of 1974 edition.

$29.00








British General Staff, HANDBOOK OF THE GERMAN ARMY, 1940. NEW copy. Battery Press. Hardcover issued without dust jacket. 85 photos/drawings, 417 pages. "This was printed by the British War Office in Dec. 1940, and presents up to date information on the German Army. There are chapters on organisation & strength of all types of formations, including Infantry, SS,. Para, Panzer and more. There are details on small arms, close support & anti-tank weapons, all types of artillery, and armoured units, engineer & engineer equipment, signal services, chemical warfare & smoke, administrative services, Police, Gendarmerie, semi-military forces & labour force, uniforms, badges, Air Force, Parachute & Air Landing units. Plus a section on tactics. Many appendices.

$48.00



click to enlarge Citino, Robert M. DEATH OF THE WEHRMACHT: The German Campaigns of 1942. New copy, hardcover with dust jacket. (University Press of Kansas, 2007). Photographs, maps, notes, bibliography, index, 431 pages.
~~~ For Hitler and the German military, 1942 was a key turning point of World War II, as an overstretched but still lethal Wehrmacht replaced brilliant victories and huge territorial gains with stalemates and strategic retreats. In this major reevaluation of that crucial year, Robert Citino shows that the German army's emerging woes were rooted as much in its addiction to the "war of movement"--attempts to smash the enemy in "short and lively" campaigns--as they were in Hitler's deeply flawed management of the war.
~~~ From the overwhelming operational victories at Kerch and Kharkov in May to the catastrophic defeats at El Alamein and Stalingrad, Death of the Wehrmacht offers an eye-opening new view of that decisive year. Building upon his widely respected critique in The German Way of War, Citino shows how the campaigns of 1942 fit within the centuries-old patterns of Prussian/German warmaking and ultimately doomed Hitler's expansionist ambitions. He examines every major campaign and battle in the Russian and North African theaters throughout the year to assess how a military geared to quick and decisive victories coped when the tide turned against it.
~~~ Citino also reconstructs the German generals' view of the war and illuminates the multiple contingencies that might have produced more favorable results. In addition, he cites the fatal extreme aggressiveness of German commanders like Erwin Rommel and assesses how the German system of command and its commitment to the "independence of subordinate commanders" suffered under the thumb of Hitler and chief of staff General Franz Halder.
~~~ More than the turning point of a war, 1942 marked the death of a very old and traditional pattern of warmaking, with the classic "German way of war" unable to meet the challenges of the twentieth century. Blending masterly research with a gripping narrative, Citino's remarkable work provides a fresh and revealing look at how one of history's most powerful armies began to founder in its quest for world domination.
~~~ This book is part of the Modern War Studies series.


$35.00



Mason, Chris, CAPTURED WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT OFTHE GERMAN WEHRMACHT 1938-1945. NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Books, 1998). Over 100 b&w photographs & drawings, 48 pages.
~~~ Covers the variety of captured weapons and equipment used by the Wehrmacht.


$9.95




Lucas, James. HITLER'S COMMANDERS: German Bravery in the Field, 1939-1945. Cassell & Co. 2000, Fine/VG. Two small tears to spine of dust jacket, otherwise in NEW condition. Military Book Club edition. Photographs, index, 223 pages.

$29.00



Mason, Chris, PERSONAL EFFECTS OF THE GERMAN SOLDIER IN WORLD WAR II. NEW copy, hardcover. (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Books, 1999). Over 320 color and b&w photographs, 176 pages.
~~~ German soldiers, sailors and airmen of World War II went to war with a fascinating variety of personal effects in their pockets and knapsacks. Chris Masonís new book explores this most personal, private, and often poignant aspect of military history, through a study of the small items German soldiers used in the barracks and in the trenches for work, hygiene, eating, relaxation, and survival. This study of these small personal items, presented with hundreds of full-color and period photos, provides a remarkable window into the daily lives of men caught in the maelstrom of history.


$39.95







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