SS-Hitlerjugend: The History of the Twelfth SS Division 1943-45 Rupert Butler

ISBN: 9781932033083

Published: February 13th 2004

Hardcover

192 pages


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SS-Hitlerjugend: The History of the Twelfth SS Division 1943-45  by  Rupert Butler

SS-Hitlerjugend: The History of the Twelfth SS Division 1943-45 by Rupert Butler
February 13th 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 9781932033083 | 10.44 Mb

SS Hitlerjugend is an in-depth examination of the unit formed in 1943 from members of the Hitlerjugend(Hitler Youth) organization. The Majority of the divisions recruits were 17 years olds who were fanatically devoted to the Nazi Cause and the Fuhrer.

The book explores the background to the units formation, the type of young men it recuited, the key figures in the division and its organization. It also looks at the uniforms and insignia that members of the division wore to distinguish themselves in the battlefield. SS Hitlerjugend also provides a full combat record of the division, which fought on both fronts in World War II.

The book outlines the units involvement in the defense of Normandy, when allied troops were shocked by the youth of the enemy- the battle for Caen and the catastrophe of the Falaise Gap- refitting in Germany before the Ardennes Offensive and its service on the Eastern Front at the end of the War, fighting to recapture Budapest.

Illustrated with rare photographs and with an authoritative text, SS Hitlerjugend is a definitive history of one of Germanys most fanatical fighting units in World War II.



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