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The Resource From the realm of a dying sun, Douglas E. Nash SR

From the realm of a dying sun, Douglas E. Nash SR

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From the realm of a dying sun
Title
From the realm of a dying sun
Statement of responsibility
Douglas E. Nash SR
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • During World War II, the armed or Waffen-SS branch of the Third Reich's dreaded security service expanded from two divisions in 1940 to 38 divisions by the end of the war, eventually growing to a force of over 900,000 men. Not satisfied with allowing his nascent force to be commanded in combat by army headquarters of the Wehrmacht, Heinrich Himmler, chief of the SS, began to create his own SS corps and army headquarters beginning with the SS-Panzerkorps in July 1942. As the number of Waffen-SS divisions increased, so did the number of corps headquarters, with 18 corps and two armies being planned or activated by the war's end. The histories of the first three SS corps are well known--the actions of I., II., and III. (Germanic) SS-Panzerkorps and their subordinate divisions, including the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, Das Reich, Hitlerjugend, Hohenstaufen, Frundsberg and Nordland divisions, have been thoroughly documented. Overlooked in this pantheon is another SS corps that never fought in the west or in Berlin but did participate in many of the key battles on the Eastern Front during the last year of the war--the IV. SS-Panzerkorps. Activated during the initial stages of the defense of Warsaw in late July 1944, IV. SS-Panzerkorps, consisting of both the 3. SS-Panzer Division Totenkopf and 5. SS-Panzer Division Wiking, was born in battle and spent the last ten months of the war in combat. It was renowned for its tenacity, high morale and, above all, its lethality, whether conducting a hard-hitting counterattack or a stubborn defense even when outnumbered. The corps commander, Herbert Otto Gille, was often embroiled in heated disputes with the corps' immediate Wehrmacht higher headquarters over his seemingly cavalier conduct of operations, but his corps remained to the bitter end one of the Third Reich's most reliable and formidable field formations
  • This is the first volume in a new account of the part that IV. SS-Panzerkorps played in the almost continuous battles raging outside Warsaw in the second half of 1944, based on previously unpublished material--including man contemporary German records that had been thought lost but have been recently rediscovered in Russia and made available for researchers. -- Dust jacket flap
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YDX
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Nash, Douglas E
Dewey number
940.54/1343
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D757.85
LC item number
.N37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Waffen-SS
  • Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Germany
  • Tank warfare
  • Armored troops
  • Military campaigns
  • Eastern Front (World War (1939-1945))
Label
From the realm of a dying sun, Douglas E. Nash SR
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1. IV. SS-Panzerkorps and the battles for Warsaw, July-November 1944 -- volume 2. IV. SS-Panzerkorps from Budapest to Vienna, December 1944-May 1945
  • Volume 1. IV. SS-Panzerkorps and the battles for Warsaw, July-November 1944 -- volume 2. IV. SS-Panzerkorps from Budapest to Vienna, December 1944-May 1945
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1090853492
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781612006352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
From the realm of a dying sun, Douglas E. Nash SR
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1. IV. SS-Panzerkorps and the battles for Warsaw, July-November 1944 -- volume 2. IV. SS-Panzerkorps from Budapest to Vienna, December 1944-May 1945
  • Volume 1. IV. SS-Panzerkorps and the battles for Warsaw, July-November 1944 -- volume 2. IV. SS-Panzerkorps from Budapest to Vienna, December 1944-May 1945
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1090853492
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781612006352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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