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Nazi Buckles: Psychology and the Fighting Spirit. Cowdery. Nazi Buckles: Psychology and the Fighting Spirit. Cowdery.

Nazi Buckles: Psychology and The Fighting Spirit, by Ray Cowdery. Excellent book on the German buckles of WWII, how they were made, non-military buckles, Nazi Regalia in Russia, divisions of the German Reich, the RzM and it's buckle manufacturers trademarks and current German buckle manufacturers. Excellent glossary, abbreviations, runic alphabet, bibliography and military museums. Numerous colour and black and white photos. Superb book for the buckle collector.

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Guns of the Elite Forces. Walter. Guns of the Elite Forces. Walter.

An authoritative guide to the guns used by elite forces Fully illustrated with photographs and diagrams Written by a world authority on firearms The war against terrorism continues. Hardly a day goes by without the report of a new outrage. Foremost in the struggle against terrorism are the Special Forces. Guns of the Elite Forces provides a penetrating account of the weapons that elite fighting troops carry into combat. Such elites have always existed in the armies of the world. During World War II, elite units sprang up in most theatres of conflict - the German Brandenburgers carried out clandestine operations in Poland; in the Western Desert, the Long Range Desert Group and SAS penetrated deep behind enemy lines; for larger-scale raids the British Commandos and the US Rangers and Marine Raiders were formed. From 1945, the Special Forces continued to prove their value, operating as small numbers of highly trained fighters carrying out precision tasks to maximum effect and minimum cost in human lives. These qualities have proved essential in the ongoing war against international terrorism, where the risk to non-combatants is a major factor to consider. In the last few decades, and particularly since 9/11, a very special sort of fighting man - a member of an international elite, his fighting skills finely honed - has risen to prominence. At Entebbe, Mogadishu and the Iranian Embassy in London, he has shown his mettle. At the crucial point, the operative must depend upon his gun. Bursting into a room to confront a terrorist, the raider must be sure his weapon will perform perfectly. At long range, precision is similarly essential. In this illustrated book, expert John Walter provides an overview of the weapons elite forces carry into action, as well as the guns their enemies wield. John Walter is the acclaimed author of a number of books including Military Rifles of Two World Wars, Military Handguns of Two World Wars, The Greenhill Dictionary of Guns and Gunmakers, Guns of the Third Reich and The Luger Story.

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Luftwaffe Field and Flak Divisions. Kirchubel, Zgonnik. Luftwaffe Field and Flak Divisions. Kirchubel, Zgonnik.

Describes in text and dozens of black & white photos and colour plate illustrations, the history of the German Air Force Field Divisions.

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Waffen-SS in Action.Rottman, Bujeiro. Waffen-SS in Action.Rottman, Bujeiro.

Irrespective of ethical issues, the Waffen-SS remains a topic of acute interest to many interested in WWII history. Indeed, the runic SS insignia is a symbol that is instantly recognisable worldwide. This formation began as the Schutzstaffel der NSDAP in 1925. It was dedicated to protecting the Nazi leadership, and indeed the name Schutzstaffel (shortened to SS) means "Protection Service". This politicised unit grew into a complete armed force, the Waffen-SS, three months after the commencement of WWII. It developed in strength and capability thanks to the superior training and equipment that was directed its way. The Waffen-SS spawned such famous divisions as the Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler" (LSSAH), 3.SS-Panzer-Division "Totenkopf", and 2.SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich". These were some of the best fighting formations fielded by Germany in WWII. As the war progressed, foreigners were pressed into service in units like SS-Gebirgs-Division "Nord" and 5.SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking". By the end of 1943, a total of 247,000 men were serving in this famous armed force, and by the close of hostilities in 1945 it totalled 800,000 men in 38 divisions!
This new book from prolific writer Gordon Rottman offers a photographic survey of Waffen-SS fighting men. The series of black and white photos range from the early-war period right through to the last desperate days of 1945. Readers will find a veritable potpourri of interesting uniform, weapons and equipment on display. Even heavier equipment like antitank guns and StuG III assault guns is included too. Each clearly reproduced photo is accompanied by a descriptive caption providing insights pertinent to the Waffen-SS.
This volume opens with a concise description of how the Waffen-SS was created and how it developed. The central four pages also contain colour plates by artist Ramiro Bujeiro. These show soldiers in typical uniforms and personal gear. This book is a welcome addition to Concord's Warrior series, and it fills an important niche in the coverage of WWII fighting men.

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German Luftwaffe Flight Headgear of World War II: A Collector's Guide. Skotte. German Luftwaffe Flight Headgear of World War II: A Collector's Guide. Skotte.

Covers in detail the development of German WWII flight headgear. Many B&W photographs of Leather helmets, steel helmets, goggles and oxygen masks as used by the German Luftwaffe. Lots of specifications and detail on every piece.

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F W Assmann and Sohne Catalogue F W Assmann and Sohne Catalogue

Facsimile reprint of the F.W. Assmann & Sohne catalogue provides a wealth of info on id and use on 100's of items produced by this well-known firm. Full line of cap& uniform insignia, medals, badges, gorgets, belt buckles, dagger hanger hardware, buttons, & other accouterments are illustrated & described for the Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Heer, Polizei, SS, and all other branches of the NSDAP in this invaluable 3rd Reich catalogue.

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Waffen-SS. Elite Forces 2. Hook, Sharpe, Davis Waffen-SS. Elite Forces 2. Hook, Sharpe, Davis

Two famed German panzer units both of which saw extensive action on the Eastern Front during World War II are analysed in fascinating detail in this heavily illustrated book. The first, Hohenstaufen, the 9th SS Panzer Division, was named after the house of the medieval Emperor Frederick II. The division fought on the Eastern Front in spring 1944 before moving to the west in June. Fighting first around Caen and then in the battle to keep the neck of the Falaise Pocket open, the division acquitted itself well, and continued to do so in the retreat through France and Belgium. Ordered for a refit at Arnhem, it arrived there on 9 September, ten days before ?Market Garden? started. Hohenstaufen was the unit that was instrumental in keeping the advancing Allied thrust from making contact with British 1st Airborne Division in Arnhem. In reserve for the Battle of the Bulge, the division was committed to assist in the capture of Bastogne. Sent to Hungary in February 1945, Hohenstaufen fought against the Red Army up till its surrender to the Americans on 8 May 1945. The other unit, Grossdeutschland, often referred to as Guderians Eastern Front elite force, was formed in 1939 as a motorised infantry regiment, and ended World War II as a panzer corps. It fought in France and the Balkans, and from 1941 as an elite unit exclusively on the Eastern Front at first under Guderians 2nd Panzer Army and later, combined with the Brandenburg Division, defending East Prussia as the Panzer Corps Grossdeutschland. Its key battles included the great encircling operations in the early days of Operation Barbarossa, the final thrust to Moscow as part of Operation Typhoon, Kharkov, and Kursk. Grossdeutschland was one of the most important units in the German order of battle and was involved in some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

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SS on Trial. Carruthers. SS on Trial. Carruthers.

The Nuremberg Trials were held by the four victorious Allied forces of Great Britain, the USA, France and the USSR in the Palace of Justice, Nuremberg from November 1945 to October 1946. Famous for prosecuting the major German war criminals, they also tried the various groups and organisations that were at the heart of Nazi Germany. This fascinating volume is concerned with the trial of the SS and includes all the testimony from the Nuremberg Trials regarding this enormous organisation, including the original indictment, the criminal case put forward for the SS, the closing speeches by the prosecution and defence and the final judgment. Former SS members often wondered why they were charged as war criminals when they just performed their "normal" duty. The Military Tribunal at Nuremberg was to attempt to answer that question. The witnesses called for the trial of the SS include Freidrich Karl von Eberstein, an early member of the Nazi Party, the SA, and the SS, Paul Hausser, one of the most eminent leaders of the Waffen-SS who vehemently defended their military role in the war, Georg Konrad Morgen, a former SS judge, and Wolfram Sievers, the Reich manager of the Ahnenerbe.
Features 40 war time photographs and charts.

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Big Business and Hitler. Pauwels. Big Business and Hitler. Pauwels.

For big business in Germany and around the world, Hitler and his National Socialist party were good news. Business was bad in the 1930s, and for multinational corporations Germany was a bright spot in a world suffering from the Great Depression. As Jacques R. Pauwels explains in this book, corporations were delighted with the profits that came from re-arming Germany, and then supplying both sides of the Second World War.Recent historical research in Germany has laid bare the links between Hitler's regime and big German firms. Scholars have now also documented the role of American firms — General Motors, IBM, Standard Oil, Ford, and many others — whose German subsidiaries eagerly sold equipment, weapons, and fuel needed for the German war machine. A key roadblock to America's late entry into the Second World War was behind-the-scenes pressure from US corporations seeking to protect their profitable business selling to both sides.Basing his work on the recent findings of scholars in many European countries and the US, Pauwels explains how Hitler gained and held the support of powerful business interests who found the well-liked one-party fascist government, ready and willing to protect the property and profits of big business. He documents the role of the many multinationals in business today who supported Hitler and gained from the Nazi government's horrendous measures.

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Third Reich Collectibles. William. Third Reich Collectibles. William.

The rise and fall of Germany's Third Reich is one of the most studied, investigated and collected episodes of military history. A reign of terror that rose to near world domination during the 1930s and early 1940s, Adolph Hitler's Germany continues to fascinate generations of scholars and students of history alike.The Third Reich's insatiable drumbeat of pageantry and propaganda produced countless uniforms, insignia, medals, flags, daggers, swords, and headgear, comprising one of the most desired categories in all of military collectibles to study, understand and own.Groundbreaking in scope and execution, "Third Reich Collectibles" features more than 1,300 color images with descriptions and values for: Uniforms, Helmets, Headgear. Flags, Badges, Membership pins, Patches, Armbands, Firearms, Blades, Equipment, Paper, IDs, Signage and more associated with the military and paramilitary groups of the Third Reich throughout the book you'll also find historical background information and period photographs capturing everyday Nazi Germany.

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Red Baron. A complete review in history and miniature. Alvarez. Red Baron. A complete review in history and miniature. Alvarez.

A complete review of von Richthofen in history and miniature. Illustrated history and modelling guide for the formidable Red Baron and his celebrated Fokker Dr I triplane.
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (1892 – 1918) was the infamous German fighter pilot known as the "Red Baron". He was the most successful flying ace during World War I, who served with the Imperial German Army Air Service and was officially credited with 80 confirmed victories in air combat.
This book is a fascinating historical profile of the German ace, who is most associated with flying the celebrated Fokker Dr.I triplane, the distinctive three-winged aircraft painted red. Coloured profiles of Red Baron’s red aircraft are included in the work, with supporting rare historical photographs, and a how-to guide for assembling and painting the plane and a Richthofen figure step-by-step, as well as 4 full pages with the plans of the Fokker Dr I

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Estonians in the Waffen. Michaelis. Estonians in the Waffen. Michaelis.

When German troops entered Estonia in the summer of 1941 they were welcomed by the Estonians. Thousands of Estonians wanted to take part in the war against Russia. Besides the Schutzmannschaften of German Police in 1942 Himmler started to build up an Estonian SS-Volunteer Brigade which became later the 20. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische Nr. 1). They fought most notably at the Narwa-Front, and later in Silesia.

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Ukrainians in the Waffen-SS. Michaelis Ukrainians in the Waffen-SS. Michaelis

With the beginning of the Operation Barbarossa more than 100,000 Ukrainians volunteered for the fight against Stalin and communism. These volunteers were put into Schutzmannschafts-Bataillone under the control of the German Police. After Stalingrad however, Ukrainians were allowed to build up a division sized unit for the frontline. Around 15,000 Ukrainians were drafted and their first combat was at the Brody front in Galicia in summer 1944.

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SS-Fallschirmjager-bataillon 500/600. Michaelis. SS-Fallschirmjager-bataillon 500/600. Michaelis.

This book is the history of the only Fallschirmjager-Bataillon of the Waffen-SS during World War II. Formed in 1943 as a Bewahrungsverband for special missions (guerrilla operations in the Balkans) the unit was deployed at many focal points of heavy combat on the eastern and western fronts. Nearly destroyed at the Schwedt and Alt-Kustrinchen bridgeheads, the remainder pulled back to the west over Parchim at the end of April 1945 and entered U.S. captivity in May 1945. This is their story, including extremely rare photographs.

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Russians in the Waffen-SS.  Michaelis Russians in the Waffen-SS. Michaelis

From summer 1941, some 100,000 Russians served in the German Wehrmacht, mostly as so called Schutzmannschaften under the command of the German Police (Höhere SS- und Polizeiführer) in the eastern occupied areas. The most famous unit was the Brigade Kaminski, established by Bronislav Kaminski in the summer of 1941. In 1944 it became the Waffen-Sturmbrigade der SS “Rona” later the 29. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS “Rona” (russische Nr.1). A second division was later established from various Schutzmannschafts-Bataillonen and was designated 30. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (russische Nr.2).

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Nazi Millionaires. The Allied Search for Hidden SS Gold. Alford, Savas. Nazi Millionaires. The Allied Search for Hidden SS Gold. Alford, Savas.

During the final days of World War II, German SS officers crammed trains, cars, and trucks full of gold, currency, and jewels, and headed for the mountains of Austria. Fearful of arrest and determined to keep the stolen loot out of Allied hands, they concealed their treasures and fled. Most of these men were eventually apprehended, but many managed to evade capture. The intensive postwar Allied investigation that followed recovered only a sliver of this mountain of gold. What happened to the rest of it, and what fate befell these men? Authors Alford and Savas answer these questions and many more in this fast-paced and well-written new book. Their groundbreaking study is based upon thousands of pages of previously unpublished and recently declassified documents. The result is a fresh and absolutely original reading experience that offers insights into the minds and methods of these SS thieves, the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA) within which they labored, how they achieved their positions of near-absolute power, the complex Allied investigation into their activities, and what happened to the vast sums of wealth they looted from Europe's Jews. Nazi Millionaires deftly captures the high drama surrounding these men and women and the secrets they carried with them during the closing days of World War II - and in some cases, to the grave. It is a remarkable tale of greed, lust, fraud, deceit, treachery, and murder. And it is one you will long remember. About the Authors: Kenneth D. Alford, of Richmond, Virginia, is the author of Great Treasure Stories of World War II and The Spoils of World War II. Theodore P. Savas has written or edited a dozen books, including Silent Hunters: German U-Boat Commanders of World War II. He lives in El Dorado Hills, California.

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Latvians in the Ordnungspolizei and Waffen-SS. Michaelis. Latvians in the Ordnungspolizei and Waffen-SS. Michaelis.

Roughly 40,000 Latvians served in the Waffen-SS from 1943 to the end of war in the 15. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr.1) and 19. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr.2). They fought in Russia, Latvia, West Prussia and eventually Berlin in April 1945. This book is the complete operational history of this little-known unit and includes first-hand accounts, maps, and very rare war-era photographs, and soldbuchs.

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The 11th SS-Freiwilligen-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Nordland”Michaelis The 11th SS-Freiwilligen-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Nordland”Michaelis

Several thousand ethnic Germans in Romania, (the so called Volksdeutscher) were drafted into the Waffen-SS in 1943. With these new troops Himmler built up the new 11th Waffen-SS Division. To fill the ranks Division “Nordland” also took over battalion strength units from Denmark and Norway, though ninety percent of the division were Volksdeutsche from Romania. They were first used in combat in Croatia, the Oranienbaumer, Estonia, and Latvia. After the Soviet attack in Pomerania they fought in Berlin and were destroyed there.

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U-Boat Emblems in World War II. Högel U-Boat Emblems in World War II. Högel

Georg Högel, a former U-boat sailor who saw service in World War II, experienced the origin of these emblems of the U-boat service. In this book he keeps alive the memory of the legendary, sometimes very original and unforgotten emblems of German U-boats. The author has been able to collect numerous emblems, coats of arms and markings during long years of painstaking, detailed work, in memory of some 30,000 German U-boatmen, more than 80% of those who served on these boats, who were lost in the war. The brief chronicles and excerpts from first-person memoirs make the history of the German U-boats come alive in an impressive way, and documents the background of their existence. In the current edition, the newest source materials have been included, so that many hitherto unpublished emblems, coats of arms and markings are presented for the first time.

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23rd Waffen SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland. Afiero. 23rd Waffen SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland. Afiero.

This book is a detailed history of the 23rd Waffen-SS Division "Nederland," the Dutch volunteer SS combat formation. Employed exclusively on the Eastern Front, except for a brief period in Croatia, the "Nederland" formations participated in many of the most difficult defensive battles on the north eastern front: Leningrad, the Narva bridgehead, the Tannenberg line, Dorpat in Kurland, Pomerania, and the Oder front, until the desperate battle of the Halbe Pocket where the remnants of the division managed to avoid total annihilation, escaping the Soviets and surrendering to American forces. In all of these battles the "Nederland" volunteers showed their valour as true Waffen-SS combatants, always in the front lines and always under constant enemy pressure. This complete treatment fills a large gap in Waffen-SS history. Informative appendices not only relate to the unit's operational history, but also provide details on some of its members, as well as uniforms and insignia.

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27th Waffen SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Langemarck. Afiero 27th Waffen SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Langemarck. Afiero

This book is a detailed history of the 27th Waffen-SS Division "Langemarck," the Flemish volunteer SS combat formation. "Langemarck" was employed chiefly on the Eastern Front, first in the Ukraine in early 1944, then participating with a combat group in Estonia along the Tannenberg Line in the summer of 1944, alongside other European Waffen-SS volunteers subordinate to III.SS-Pz.Korps; covering themselves with glory and suffering heavy losses. After transformation into a division, "Langemarck" participated in the final fighting on the Pomeranian and Oder fronts, continuing to fight under extreme conditions, and always holding their assigned positions, counterattacking whenever possible. Most of the Flemish volunteers were able to surrender to the Anglo-American forces, thus escaping capture by the Russians. This complete treatment fills a large gap in Waffen-SS history. Informative appendices relate to the unit's operational history and also provide details on some of its members, as well as uniforms and insignia.

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German U-Boat Ace Peter Cremer. Braeuer. German U-Boat Ace Peter Cremer. Braeuer.

This is the amazing story of legendary WWII U-boat commander, and Knight's Cross recipient, Peter Cremer. Cremer was appointed commander of U-333, a type VIIC submarine with a close-knit crew. During his first North Atlantic patrol the U-333 sank three ships; unfortunately, his third victim was actually a German blockade-runner. Cremer was acquitted before a court martial. During his second patrol, the U-333 was rammed by an Allied tanker before reaching American shores. His later patrols were equally amazing. In April 1945, Cremer was ordered to take command of a panzer unit, Marine-Panzer-Vernichtungsbataillon, that was credited with destroying twenty-four tanks! Cremer ended the war as head of Grossadmiral Donitz's security battalion. This biography details all WWII patrols by U-333 and features over 200 images and maps.

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Kunststoffe. A Collectors guide to German WW11 plastic and their markings. Weaver Kunststoffe. A Collectors guide to German WW11 plastic and their markings. Weaver

This book is the first comprehensive and easy to use reference since World War II covering prominent German wartime plastics manufacturers and products. Aimed squarely at World War II German militaria, ordnance, and small arms collectors, the author provides a concise account of the constituents and manufacturing processes, markings, codes, trademarks and material identification techniques of wartime Kunststoff products.

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The Kaminski Brigade. Michaelis The Kaminski Brigade. Michaelis

The political and military movement of Bronislav Kaminski in Russia 1941-1944 was a single case in the German occupation politic. Because of his constituted National Socialist Russian Labour Party he became for some time an ally to Hitler. His Peoples Selfdefend Army reached 10,000 men and fought for at least two years with great success against the communistic partisans in his combat area on the Russian front.

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SS Terror in the East Einsatzgruppen: The Depths of Evil. Carruthers. SS Terror in the East Einsatzgruppen: The Depths of Evil. Carruthers.

The SS Einsatzgruppen were the most notorious of the Schutzstaffel (SS), the paramilitary death squads of Nazi Germany. Under the leadership of the notorious Otto Ohlendorf they were responsible for the introduction of a regime of terror involving mass killings, primarily by shooting, in occupied territory of the Soviet Union during 1941 and 1942. Under the direction of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and the direct supervision of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich the Einsatzgruppen played the leading role in the implementation of the Final Solution in territories conquered by Nazi Germany, but they were also responsible for combatting partisans and eliminating Soviet political commissars, mental patients and Gypsies throughout Eastern Europe.
Otto Ohlendorf and the other SS Einsatzgruppen leaders were eventually brought to justice and the 1947 Einstazgruppen trial at Nuremburg bears his name. The trial provided a wealth of primary source documents and testimony which proved the guilt of the perpetrators, but also provided a frightening insight into just how closely the SS sponsored Einsatzgruppen had co-operated with the Wehrmacht and local populations.

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Riding East : The SS Cavalry Brigade in Poland and Russia 1939-1942. Yerger. Riding East : The SS Cavalry Brigade in Poland and Russia 1939-1942. Yerger.

Riding East details the history of the previously unexamined SS Cavalry Brigade. Beginning with a background of the General SS mounted units, from which personnel formed part of the Brigade's cadre, the author details the organizations, units and commanders of these pre-war formations. A detailed biography of Hermann Fegelein, commander of the Brigade, is followed by a chapter devoted to the SS command in Poland where the Brigade operated during 1939-40 as an occupational force. The units themselves are next examined from first creation in 1939 until they divided into two regiments in 1941, including all duties and operations in Poland. Assigned to the Headquarters Staff "Reichsfuhrer-SS" at the start of the invasion of Russia, the regiments the combined with other units to form the SS-Cavalry Brigade and conducted anti-partisan warfare operations for most of the remainder of 1941. All the summer 1941 operations are examined in depth, including the massive Pripet marshes actions, using original documents from American and European archive sources. Subordinated on 1942 to Army Group "Center" the SS-Cavalry Brigade fought at the front during the massive Russian offensive in 1942 and was almost completely annihilated in the Rshev area before finally being withdrwan and used as cadre for the new SS-Kavallerie-Division. Heavily documented, the detailed text is supplemented by 109 photographs, most of which are previously unpublished. In addition, six maps, six Order of Battle charts, complete officer rosters 1939-142, feldpost numbers, details of primary commanders within the Brigade, as well information on the units and commanders it was subordinated to, complete a comprehensive history of first combat mounted unit of the SS.

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The Spanish in the SS and Wehrmacht, 1944-1945: The Ezquerra Unit in the Battle of Berlin. Martínez. The Spanish in the SS and Wehrmacht, 1944-1945: The Ezquerra Unit in the Battle of Berlin. Martínez.

When talking about the Spanish intervention in the Second World War, the first thing that comes to mind is the Blue Division. However, although it is true that this was the main Spanish involvement in the conflict, there are other much less known aspects of their intervention. One of these is the Spanish participation on the German side in the last months of the war which has been surrounded in rumours, myths and legends. After many years of research, this book tells the story of the reality of the struggle of those few Spaniards who refused to abandon their German comrades in their desperate fight to hold Berlin in the last days of the war. The author gives a day-by-day account of the last weeks of the war to defend Berlin, including information about anti-partisan operations of the Spanish in the north of Italy, the combat together with the Walloons of Leon Degrelle, and their participation in operations against the maquis in France while posted to the German secret service.

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Knights Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjager: Hitlers Elite Parachute Force at War, 1940-1945. Dixon Knights Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjager: Hitlers Elite Parachute Force at War, 1940-1945. Dixon

Presented here are the biographies of the 130 men of the FallschirmjagerHitler's elite paratroopers, who won the Knight's Cross and its higher grades. These men fought on nearly every front during the Second World War, from their first action in Denmark in April 1940, to their last major battle at Monte Cassino. A total of twenty-four Knight's Crosses were awarded to Fallschirmjager troops during the battles of Monte Cassino and in the airborne invasion of Crete with the remainder awarded during the fighting in France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Russia, and at least one in North Africa. These tough, elite soldiers parachuted behind enemy lines and were one of the most successful units during the Second World War. The book gives details of their promotions and other medals and decorations and is well illustrated with over 200 photographs.

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German Belt Buckles 1845-1945: Buckles of the Enlisted Ranks. Nash. German Belt Buckles 1845-1945: Buckles of the Enlisted Ranks. Nash.

The German belt buckle has long fascinated collectors. Now this full color volume will help collectors to identify their buckles and avoid purchasing reproductions. They will also find how to date and identify manufacturer's marks. Only genuine buckles have been used for illustration, together with all their blemishes - except where noted. Obverse and reverse are shown so that collectors can make direct comparison. All buckles are shown with prices in U.S. Dollars and Sterling. The prices indicate both the high and low end of the market and have been diligently researched. For the first time information on the early RZM marks is brought to collectors and many details of buckle construction are presented with comparisons between genuine buckles and reproductions. Latest reproductions are covered in detail. Period photos and illustrations have been used where possible to show buckles in actual use. Some 800 illustrations and photos are used throughout the book. New drawings of maker's marks have been prepared and include many not previously documented.

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