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The Resource Waffen-SS : Hitler's army at war, Adrian Gilbert

Waffen-SS : Hitler's army at war, Adrian Gilbert

Label
Waffen-SS : Hitler's army at war
Title
Waffen-SS
Title remainder
Hitler's army at war
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Gilbert
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Waffen-SS was the military wing of Heinrich Himmler's SS and one of the most feared combat organizations of the twentieth century. During its short history, the elite divisions of the Waffen-SS acquired a reputation for military excellence, but their superb battlefield record was matched by their repeated atrocities against soldiers and civilians alike. The Waffen-SS was always more than just a simple combat force. Himmler envisaged it acting as the vanguard for a Pan-Germanic empire under the control of Europe's Aryan peoples. He actively sought out racially acceptable recruits from across the continent, ultimately transforming the Führer's protection squad into a vast multinational army with 900,000 men passing through its ranks. The role of the Waffen-SS in furthering the aims of the Third Reich is the central theme of this portrayal of Adolf Hitler's political soldiers. In this definitive single-volume history, the author considers the contribution of foreign troops to the Waffen-SS, examines its specialist training and ideological outlook, and describes the battles and campaigns that brought it both frame and notoriety. -- Dust jacket flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Adrian
Dewey number
940.54/1343
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D757.85
LC item number
.G55 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Waffen-SS
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Germany
Label
Waffen-SS : Hitler's army at war, Adrian Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223134914770
  • 31223134914804
  • 31223131745235
  • 31223134914788
  • 31223134914796
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Himmler's Army -- Foundation Stones -- Creating an Elite -- The March to War -- The Destruction of Poland -- Deployment in the West -- Invading the Netherlands -- The Assault on France -- France Defeated -- Transition and Expansion -- Balkan Diversion -- The Greatest War in History -- Operation Barbarossa -- Advance on Leningrad: Army Group North -- Across the Ukraine: Army Group South -- The Drive on Moscow: Army Group Center -- Holding the Line: Eastern Front, 1941-1942 -- At the Edge: Eastern Front 1942-43 -- Kharkov Counterstroke -- Kursk: Clash of Armor -- A Call to Arms -- An Army of Europeans -- Defending the Ukraine -- Battle in the North -- Shoring up the Line -- Partisan Wars: The Eastern Front -- Partisan Wars: The Balkans -- War in the West -- Battle for the Beachhead -- Unequal Struggle -- Collapse and Recovery -- Final Gamble in the West -- Fight to the Last -- Disaster in Hungary -- The Waffen-SS Destroyed -- Aftermath
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306824654
Lccn
2019014507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1056780844
Label
Waffen-SS : Hitler's army at war, Adrian Gilbert
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223134914770
  • 31223134914804
  • 31223131745235
  • 31223134914788
  • 31223134914796
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Himmler's Army -- Foundation Stones -- Creating an Elite -- The March to War -- The Destruction of Poland -- Deployment in the West -- Invading the Netherlands -- The Assault on France -- France Defeated -- Transition and Expansion -- Balkan Diversion -- The Greatest War in History -- Operation Barbarossa -- Advance on Leningrad: Army Group North -- Across the Ukraine: Army Group South -- The Drive on Moscow: Army Group Center -- Holding the Line: Eastern Front, 1941-1942 -- At the Edge: Eastern Front 1942-43 -- Kharkov Counterstroke -- Kursk: Clash of Armor -- A Call to Arms -- An Army of Europeans -- Defending the Ukraine -- Battle in the North -- Shoring up the Line -- Partisan Wars: The Eastern Front -- Partisan Wars: The Balkans -- War in the West -- Battle for the Beachhead -- Unequal Struggle -- Collapse and Recovery -- Final Gamble in the West -- Fight to the Last -- Disaster in Hungary -- The Waffen-SS Destroyed -- Aftermath
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306824654
Lccn
2019014507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1056780844

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