In the Fire of the Eastern Front: The Story of a Dutch Waffen-SS Volunteer, 1941-45

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  • Extraordinary story of a Dutch volunteer in the Waffen-SS
  • Vivid details on SS training and combat on the Eastern Front
  • Account of the little-known siege of Breslau in early 1945

Dutch SS accounts are very rare, particularly ones that describe recruiting, training, and frontline service as completely and colorfully as In the Fire of the Eastern Front. Hendrick C. Verton volunteered for the Waffen-SS in early ...

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In the Fire of the Eastern Front: The Experiences of a Dutch Waffen-SS Volunteer, 1941-45

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Overview

  • Extraordinary story of a Dutch volunteer in the Waffen-SS
  • Vivid details on SS training and combat on the Eastern Front
  • Account of the little-known siege of Breslau in early 1945

Dutch SS accounts are very rare, particularly ones that describe recruiting, training, and frontline service as completely and colorfully as In the Fire of the Eastern Front. Hendrick C. Verton volunteered for the Waffen-SS in early 1941 and fought on the Eastern Front until the end of the war as a member of the 5th SS Panzer Division and SS Regiment Besslein.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811735896
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 646,723
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Hendrick C. Verton lives in the Netherlands.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Prologue xi

1 Where From? 1

2 The First World War and Fragments from Versailles 4

3 Political Revolution 10

4 War in Sight? 15

5 War 21

6 The War in the West 28

7 The European Volunteers 41

8 My Training in the Waffen SS 46

9 Solstice in the East 57

10 On the Eastern Front 61

11 War in Winter 70

12 In Hospital 102

13 A New Apprenticeship 107

14 East Prussia 112

15 Silesia 116

16 Festung Breslau 139

17 The Last Battle 161

18 Capitulation and Captivity 181

19 Illegally in Poland 205

20 In the Eastern Zone 222

21 In the Western Zone 239

22 Constructing an Existence 248

23 Comradeship for Life 254

Epilogue 262

Bibliography 263

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