Surrender Invites Death

Fighting the Waffen SS in Normandy

Jack A. English

• What it was like to fight Hitler's ideological troops in Normandy starting on D-Day, June 6, 1944 Regarded as Nazi Germany's elite military force, the Waffen SS had a reputation for ferocity on the battlefield and mercilessness to prisoners.
Publication date:
April 2011
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
32
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9780811707633

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£18.95

Overview
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• What it was like to fight Hitler's ideological troops in Normandy starting on D-Day, June 6, 1944

Regarded as Nazi Germany's elite military force, the Waffen SS had a reputation for ferocity on the battlefield and mercilessness to prisoners. This book assesses the combat performance of American, British, and Canadian units against the Waffen SS, including first hand accounts from various Allied soldiers, from grunt to superior as well as key accounts from well-known SS soldiers like Michael Wittmann and formations such as the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler and 12th SS Panzer Division Hitler Youth.

About the Author
John A. English served thirty-seven years in the Canadian Army and earned a Ph.D. in military history. He has taught at the U.S. Naval War College, amongst other schools. He is the author of Patton's Peers, The Canadian Army and The Normandy Campaign. English lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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In this book the author examines what it was like to fight Hitler's ideological troops in Normandy during the summer of 1944. Including accounts of well-known SS soldiers like Michael Wittmann and formations such as the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler and 12th SS Panzer Division Hitler Youth, this publication also assess the combat performance of American, British, and Canadian units against the Waffen SS.
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