5th SS Division Wiking at War 1941–1945

A History of the Division

Ian Baxter

 
Date Published :
May 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526721341
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9.5 X 9.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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Drawing on a superb collection of rare and unpublished photographs the 5th SS Division Wiking 1941 - 1945 is the 5th book in the Waffen-SS Images of War Series by Ian Baxter.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.

About The Author
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Ian Baxter has been collecting World War II images and writing about World War II for many years. He is the author of German Armoured Warfare of World War II: The Unpublished Photographs.

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