Under Himmler's Command

The Personal Recollections of Oberst Hans-Georg Eismann, Operations Officer, Army Group Vistula, Eastern Front 1945

Hans-Georg Eismann

 
Date Published :
January 2010
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Editor :
Frederick Steinhardt, Frederick P. Steinhardt
Language:
English
Series :
WWII German Military Studies
Illustration :
b/w photos, maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781874622437
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$59.95
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911628323
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9 X 5.5 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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Under Himmler's Command addresses two areas of World War II hitherto neglected - Heinrich Himmler as a military commander, and the German staff officer corps during the last months of the war on the Eastern Front.

The author, Hans-Georg Eismann, was the Operations Officer for Army Group Vistula, a German formation created in late January 1945 to which Heinrich Himmler was appointed as commander. Eismann's memoir of this period has remained unpublished for over fifty years, and its wider circulation is long overdue. Full of fascinating detail he recounts the disturbing and sometimes bizarre atmosphere that pervaded the German high command in the East during the final months of the war.

Much light is thereby thrown on Himmler the military commander, and on the final climactic battles fought on the Eastern Front during 1945.

About The Author
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Hans-Georg Eismann was the Operations Officer for Army Group Vistula, a German formation created in late January 1945 to which Heinrich Himmler was appointed as commander.

Born in 1943, Fred Steimhardt received his Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral(in Botany) degrees from Cornell University. A lifelong passion for Military History blossomed after retirement from teaching secondary school science into a second career translating and editing German Military History from World War II with a number of unit histories and other accounts from both the Eastern and Western Front. He now makes his home in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado with his wife Victoria.

REVIEWS
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”…a very detailed chronology of the entire largely unknown history of AVG (Army Group Vistula)…fills in a hole that has existed in our knowledge for years..”

- The Military Advisor

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