Fallschirm-Panzer-Division 'Hermann Göring’

A History of the Luftwaffe's Only Armoured Division, 1933-1945

Lawrence Paterson, Professor Richard Overy

In the early years of the Third Reich, Hermann Göring, one of the most notorious leaders of the Third Reich, worked to establish his own personal army to rival Himmler's SS and Reichswehr. The result: a private Prussian police force which grew into one of the most powerful armored units in Nazi Germany's Wehrmacht.
Date Published :
December 2021
Publisher :
Greenhill Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
64 mono illustrations
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781784386108
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9.1 X 6.1 inches
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Overview
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In the early years of the Third Reich, Hermann Göring, one of the most notorious leaders of the Third Reich, worked to establish his own personal army to rival Himmler’s SS and Reichswehr. The result: a private Prussian police force which grew into one of the most powerful armored units in Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht.

This unit fought throughout the Second World War, meeting Anglo-American forces in vicious battles across the European theaters of Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy before finally being defeated by the Red Army on the Eastern Front. The Hermann Göring Panzer Division incorporates technical details of these battles with the turbulent politics and Machiavellian maneuvering of Hitler’s inner circle, giving military-history enthusiasts fresh insights into the development and role of this unusual division through the war.

Drawing on first-hand accounts and extensive archive material, World War II historian Lawrence Paterson presents a comprehensive and unbiased history of the establishment of the famous 1. Fallschirm-Panzer Division.

About The Author
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Richard James Overy is a British historian who has published extensively on the history of World War II and Nazi Germany.

REVIEWS
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"...includes a considerable number of first-person accounts from soldiers of the division as well as Allied opponents..."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"...an engaging, detailed read that can educate, inspire, and provide source material to modelers of the formation in particular, and the Wehrmacht in general. The gallery of photographs is particularly useful for researching HG uniforms and insignia. Firsthand accounts provide exciting stories in much of the book."

- Armorama

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