5th SS Division Wiking at War 1941-1945: History of the Division -

5th SS Division Wiking at War 1941-1945: History of the Division

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives



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Drawing on a superb collection of rare and unpublished photographs the 5th SS Division Wiking 1941 - 1945 is the 5th book in the Waffen-SS Images of War Series by Ian Baxter. The book tells the dramatic story of the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking at War. The men of the division were recruited from foreign volunteers in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, the Netherlands and Belgium under the command of German officers. Not all were collaborators - the choice they were all too often presented with was join up or be locked up - or worse. During the course of the war, the division served on the Eastern Front in 1941. It surrendered in May 1945 to the American forces in Austria. AUTHOR: Ian Baxter is an avid collector of WW2 photographs. His previous books in this Series include Hitler's Boy Soldiers, Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants and German Army on the Eastern Front The Advance, German Army on the Eastern Front The Retreat and Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants, The Crushing of Army Group (North) and SS Leibstandarte Division At War. He lives near Chelmsford, Essex. 250 photographs

Product code: 9781526721341

ISBN 9781526721341
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H246xW189
Series Images of War
No. Of Pages 176
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
The Wiking SS Division was one of the most ruthless fighting formations of WW2. This is the fifth in the author's Waffen SS Division Images of War series.