For the Homeland

The 31st Waffen-SS Volunteer Grenadier Division in World War II

Rudolf Pencz

Formed in the fall of 1944, the 31st Waffen-SS Volunteer Grenadier Division was composed mainly of ethnic Germans living in Hungary. After a brief period of training, the division endured its baptism of fire against the Red Army in the Hungarian sector of the Eastern Front in late 1944.
Publication date:
February 2010
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
38
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811735827

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£14.95

Overview
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Formed in the fall of 1944, the 31st Waffen-SS Volunteer Grenadier Division was composed mainly of ethnic Germans living in Hungary. After a brief period of training, the division endured its baptism of fire against the Red Army in the Hungarian sector of the Eastern Front in late 1944. The 31st then participated in the battles southeast of Berlin, where the division fought until its battered remnants surrendered to the Soviets in May 1945. Rudolf Pencz's carefully researched account records the complete history of this rarely covered Waffen-SS formation.