The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS

Volume 1 - On the Eastern Front, April 1943 to July 1944

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 :
210 photographs and 6 maps
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781555286
Pages : 400
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The first volume of a two part set on the history of the Galician Division is based on over 25 years research by accomplished historian Michael James Melnyk who has sourced additional new and hitherto unseen original material on all aspects of the Division’s history from archives and private collections in Europe, Australia, North American and Canada. Complemented by the individual accounts and contributions of many veterans which add an engaging personal dimension, this new definitive two volume account supersedes his earlier divisional history published in 2002. As a recognized authority on the subject he has produced the most reliable and exhaustive account to date lavishly illustrated with many rare and unique photos and crammed full of details, notes and references in this last ever book to include direct and new material from the participants.

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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