The 12th SS

The History of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division

Hubert Meyer

Recruited from the ranks of the Hitler Youth, the elite 12th SS Panzer Division—which rapidly became one of World War II's most feared—consisted largely of seventeen- and eighteen-year-old boys who were fanatically devoted to the German cause.
Publication date:
August 2019
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
65
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811731980

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
-
+
This book is temporarily out of stock.

Regular Price: £14.95

Special Price £12.99

Overview
-

Recruited from the ranks of the Hitler Youth, the elite 12th SS Panzer Division—which rapidly became one of World War II's most feared—consisted largely of seventeen- and eighteen-year-old boys who were fanatically devoted to the German cause. In the aftermath of D-Day in June 1944, the division received its baptism of fire in Normandy, launching a fierce counterattack that turned into a bloody, month-long series of battles for the French city of Caen. Using war diaries, official records, and his experiences as the division's chief of staff, Hubert Meyer follows these teenage warriors through their grueling first weeks of combat.