Waffen SS Order of Battle in Normandy: Volume II: 1st SS Panzer Division Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler

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Category: Humanities

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526760548

RRP: $75.00


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The 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler started life as Hitler’s personal bodyguard and would grow exponentially during the course of the Nazi regime to an absolute elite panzer division. Transferred from the Eastern Front, The 1st would engage in combat in Normandy in late June, 1944. The aim of this series on the Waffen SS divisions in the Normandy Campaign is to detail the exact composition, strength and losses of all the SS Panzer units that saw combat in summer of 1944. The varying organisations of each of these large armoured units were immensely complex, with each division having a different structure to its sister units. Each book in the series will be crammed with hitherto unpublished information, with the minutely detailed tables offering a unique insight into late war SS Panzer Divisions. They will not only highlight the armor and weaponry, but also the extraordinarily large divisional ‘tail’, comprising numerous supply and maintenance sections, each essential in keeping the fighting elements functioning effectively. AUTHORS: Jeff Dugdale is a retired businessman and former Senior Officer in the British Prison System. He is the author of numerous books on German Panzer units and Civil War Uniforms and has co-authored several Panzer books with Mike Wood. He is married with three children and currently resides in Lancashire, England. Ian Michael Wood was born in Manchester in 1964 and grew up in rural Cheshire. Between 1986 to 1994 he served in the British Army, serving in Northern Ireland and the Persian Gulf, after leaving the Army he has worked in the Corporate Security sector since 1995. He has authored and co-authored, along with Jeff Dugdale, several books on the German Panzerwaffe. He is currently married and resides in Reading, Berkshire. 30 b/w illustrations, 36 charts and graphs

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