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By Erich Stahl
An acutely observed firsthand account of combat on the Eastern Front providing a rare glimpse into the mindset of the average German soldier. While the Waffen-SS has become legendary as an elite fighting force in World War II, there are few accounts that present the human face of those fearsome formations. Erich Stahl was a journalist assigned to cover the most famous of these units—the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking and the Dutch and Ukrainian volunteers serving with the SS—but with a twist. The author actually pulled duty as a soldier in the front lines, where he experienced all the gut-wrenching emotions of the men who fought.
Softcover, 304 pages, 74 B&W photos
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 21 November, 2010.