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Armor Battles of the Waffen SS, 1943-1945

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The Waffen SS were considered the elite of the German armed forces in the Second World War and were involved in almost continuous combat. From the sweeping tank battle of Kursk on the Russian front to the bitter fighting among the hedgerows of Normandy and the last great offensive in the Ardennes, forever immortalized in history as the Battle of the Bulge, these men and their tanks made history.
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Armor Battles of the Waffen SS: 1943-45

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Overview

The Waffen SS were considered the elite of the German armed forces in the Second World War and were involved in almost continuous combat. From the sweeping tank battle of Kursk on the Russian front to the bitter fighting among the hedgerows of Normandy and the last great offensive in the Ardennes, forever immortalized in history as the Battle of the Bulge, these men and their tanks made history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811729055
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Series: Stackpole Military History Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 824,984
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Will Fey was a highly decorated German panzer commander in WWII.
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Table of Contents

Foreword to the English Edition xi
Foreword xii
About the Author xiii
Introduction xiv
The Formation of the First Panzer Units of the Waffen-SS xvi
Part I Panzer Actions at the Hot Spots of the Eastern Front 1943-1944
Panzers Between Charkow and Dnjepropetrowsk 2
The Recapture of Charkow in March 1943 11
The Panzer Battle for Kursk--Operation "Zitadelle," July 1943 19
Panzer Battles Between the Mius and Dnjepr Rivers, Autumn of 1943 30
Battleground Kiev-Shitomir, Winter 1943-44 40
The Encirclement Battle for Kowel 73
Defensive Fighting East of Warsaw, 1944 82
Part II Panzer Actions In Normandy and the Ardennes
On the Battleground of Caen 94
Tiger-Abteilung 102's Battle for Hill 112 104
Battleground Carentan-St. Lo-Avranches 116
Defensive Combat in the Vire-Chenedolle Area 135
Panzer Battle on Route Nationale 158 between Caen and Falaise, August 1944 149
The Falaise-Trun Pocket 168
Retrospective and Analysis 180
The Winter Battle in the Ardennes (Code Name: "The Watch on the Rhine") 183
Panzer Attack in the Direction of Luttich (Liege) 199
The Bold Drive of Panther 401 through U.S. Units to Manhay 206
The Battle for Bastogne 216
Panzer Actions of the 10. SS-Panzer-Division Frundsberg in Lower Alsace 221
Part III Last Battles on the Eastern Front: Hungary, Vienna, and Berlin
Panzer Attack to Relieve "Fortress Budapest" 226
Panzers as Rear Guard near Stuhlweissenburg 232
The Battle for Vienna 234
The Last March of SS-Panzer-Regiment 3 ("T") 239
Last Battles for Danzig-Gotenhafen-Arnswalde 241
Between the Oder and the Elbe, 1945 251
Night Attack to Relieve "Fortress Kustrin" 257
The Major Russian Offensive on Berlin, April 16, 1945 264
The 9. Army in the Halbe Pocket 295
Breaking Through the Russian Encirclement 301
The Final Battle for Berlin--Konigstigers in Their Last Action 317
Part IV Appendices
Das Reich Panzers 342
Register of the Panzer Units of the Waffen-SS 351
Tank Types of the Enemy in the East and West 352
German Panzer Production 354
Insignia of the Seven SS-Panzer-Divisions of the Waffen-SS 356
Technical Data on the Best-Known Panzers and Tank Types in World War II 357
Waffen-SS Service Ranks 361
U.S. Deliveries to USSR 362
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