The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS

Volume 2 - Stalin's Nemesis

Michael Melnyk

An exhaustive and definitive account of the history and eventual fate of the Galician Waffen-SS Division
Date Published :
November 2016
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
185 photographs and 6 maps
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781555385
Pages : 368
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The second volume of the definitive history of the 14th Waffen-Grenadier Division der SS (Ukrainische Nr 1). The lavishly illustrated concluding volume of the division’s history features chapters on its reformation, deployment against Communist-backed partisans in Slovakia, the forced march to Slovenia, anti-partisan action against Tito’s partisans in Slovenia and its committal for the final time on the Eastern Front against the Red Army in Austria. It concludes with an investigation into the Division’s escape from repatriation a subject which has long been the subject of contention amongst historians. This volume also deals with internment and ends with its unique post war fate including new information about the secret role of MI6 in training former members of the Division for secret espionage activities behind the Iron Curtain. Drawing on an unsurpassed collection of material accumulated over decades of research, the author offers unique photographic sections on all aspects of the Divisions history including uniform details together with much hitherto unseen material featuring recent document discoveries, new veteran testimonies and detailed information on every aspect of the Division.

About The Author

Historian Michael James Melnyk has researched the Galician Division exclusively for over two and a half decades amassing a huge amount of material on this topical unit. An established author and authority on the subject, he has extended his previous works to encompass an extraordinary level of detail in this latest offering. He is regularly consulted as an expert on this subject and has participated in television and radio documentaries for the BBC and independent stations, as well as providing source material on related topics.


"...the author has delivered a meticulous portrait of one of the most interesting of the foreign volunteer formations of the Waffen-SS, and his two-volume work stands out as one of the most notable publications of the year."

- Stone & Stone Second World War Books

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