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Author Sydnor, Charles W

Title Soldiers of destruction : the SS Death's Head Division, 1933-1945 / Charles W. Sydnor, Jr
Published Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 1977


Description 1 online resource (xx, 375 pages) : illustrations, maps, plans, portraits
Contents The prewar background : the development of the concentration camp system and the SS Totenkopfverbände -- The Polish campaign and the creation of the SS Totenkopfdivision -- Growing pains : December 1939-May 1940 -- The SS Totenkopfdivision and the battle of France -- The long interlude : occupation duty and transfer to the East -- The SS Totenkopfdivision and the war in Russia : June 1941-January 1942 -- The Soviet counteroffensive : encirclement in the Demyansk Pocket, January-October 1942 -- Perpetual crisis : the Führer's firemen, 1943-1945 -- Some observations : ideology, personality, and the question of Totenkopf criminality
Summary Surveys the emergence of the Nazi SS and its Death's Head Division, noting the impact of this elite and powerful army upon military history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-362) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Waffen-SS. Panzer-Division Totenkopf, 3.
SUBJECT Waffen-SS. Panzer-Division Totenkopf, 3. fast (OCoLC)fst00543979
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Germany
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Soviet Union.
HISTORY -- Military -- World War II.
Military campaigns.
Regimental histories.
SUBJECT France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945.
Soviet Union -- History -- German occupation, 1941-1944.
Subject France.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780691214160