SS Totenkopf, France 1940

Campaign Photo Diary of the Totenkopf Division May 1940

Eric Lefevre

Date Published :
April 2010
Publisher :
Histoire and Collections
Illustration :
89 photographs
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9782352501152
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 11 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Published in 1942 with the title Damals, this album is aimed at enhancing the reputation of the SS-Totenkopf-Division, a rather unusual motorized Waffens-SS formation whose nucleus had been shaped with concentration camp guards, the sadly famous ss-Totenkopfverbände. Evidence is provided through text and photos that in 1940, on the battlefields of France, this division displayed the same worth as the best Wehrmacht divisions.

Eric Lefèvre has added a historical account of the unit and a biography of its commander SS-Gruppenführer Eicke to the original facsimile. Each of the 89 photos and each text forms the subject of remarks and necessary annotations by the same writer.

Eric Lefèvre is a well-known specialist of the WWII German Amy.



“…an excellent book, beautifully produced and thoughtfully executed. It is a fascinating read for all those interested in the Blitzkrieg era of the Waffen SS.”

- Toy Solder & Model Figure

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