Twilight of the Gods: A Swedish Volunteer in the 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division on the Eastern Front

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  • Rare account of a non-German who fought in the elite Waffen-SS
  • New information on the 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division
  • No-holds-barred narrative of the Eastern Front

This is the story of Erik Wallin, a Swede who volunteered for the Waffen-SS, serving in the panzer reconnaissance battalion of the 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division, a unit composed mainly of volunteers from ...

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Overview

  • Rare account of a non-German who fought in the elite Waffen-SS
  • New information on the 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division
  • No-holds-barred narrative of the Eastern Front

This is the story of Erik Wallin, a Swede who volunteered for the Waffen-SS, serving in the panzer reconnaissance battalion of the 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division, a unit composed mainly of volunteers from Scandinavia. The division saw combat in the Courland Pocket, along the Oder River, and in Berlin.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811736053
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Military History Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 591,750
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Thorolf Hillblad lives in Idaho.
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Table of Contents

Map vi

Foreword vii

Chapter 1 New Year's Eve, 1944-45 1

Chapter 2 Courland Finale 10

Chapter 3 Massow 15

Chapter 4 Vossberg 23

Chapter 5 Grosswachtlin 29

Chapter 6 Bridgehead Stettin 33

Chapter 7 Kustrin 46

Chapter 8 A Gauntlet 64

Chapter 9 A Spark of Hope! 68

Chapter 10 "Berlin bleibt Deutsch!" 72

Chapter 11 From House to House 82

Chapter 12 Towards Freedom! 100

Photographs 115

Appendix I Felix Steiner 131

Appendix II Waffen-SS Ranks 133

Appendix III Organization of SS Panzer Aufklarungs Abteilung 11 134

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