Eyewitness to Hell: With the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front in World War 2

Eyewitness to Hell: With the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front in World War 2

by Erich Stahl
     
 

Acutely observed firsthand account of combat on the Eastern Front Glimpse into the mindset of the average German soldier Covers Stalingrad and other battles

While the Waffen-SS has become legendary as an elite fighting force in World War II, there are few accounts that present the human face of those fearsome formations. Erich Stahl was a professional journalist

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Acutely observed firsthand account of combat on the Eastern Front Glimpse into the mindset of the average German soldier Covers Stalingrad and other battles

While the Waffen-SS has become legendary as an elite fighting force in World War II, there are few accounts that present the human face of those fearsome formations. Erich Stahl was a professional journalist assigned to cover some of the most famous of these units—the 1st SS Panzer Division "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler," the 5th SS Panzer Division "Wiking," and the Dutch and Ukrainian volunteers serving with the SS—but with a twist: he actually pulled duty as a soldier in the front lines, where he experienced all the hardships, privations, and gut-wrenching emotions of the men who fought the Soviets.

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ISBN-13:
9780982190739
Publisher:
Ryton Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,017,642
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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