2nd SS Panzer "Das Reich" Division
- Air, Ground, & Naval Warfare, World War II
At war with the armored SS
The 2nd SS Panzer Division, “Das Reich,” was a battlefront mainstay for Nazi Germany throughout World War II. Its full history is brilliantly captured in a lavishly illustrated volume packed with rare photos, authoritative text, and unique insights.
The first Waffen SS Division, Das Reich first fought in Poland, the Low Countries, and France, earning the respect of Wehrmacht leaders who originally doubted the efficacy of SS units. Renamed “Das Reich” after the French surrender, the division was switched back-and-forth between east and west, depending on the crisis, serving in the Balkans, Russia, Normandy, the Ardennes, Hungary, and beyond.
Here is the definitive look at one of the most distinctive combat divisions in modern warfare.
About the Author
Yves Buffetaut is the author of numerous illustrated histories of World War II, including From Moscow to Stalingrad: The Eastern Front, 1941-1942, Armor in Normandy: Allied and German Forces, 1944, and The Waffen-SS in Normandy: 1944: The Caen Sector and Operations Goodwood and Cobra.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||February 1, 2018|