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German Order of Battle Panzer Panzer Grenadier and Waffen SS divisions in World War II

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These three definitive volumes cover the German ground forces that swept across Europe with such ruthless efficiency in 1939 and 1940 and battled the Allies around the globe until the bitter end in 1945. Taken together, these volumes are the most comprehensive and accessible reference available on the Germany Army in World War II, unmatched in the information compiled on each division from inception to destruction.

4th Waffen SS Panzergrenadier Division Polizei

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The Waffen-SS, as with the Heer, possessed a great variety of divisional structures. The complexities of this variety were further complicated by a more or less continuous evolution of authorized division structures throughout the war. For example, the first Waffen-SS divisions were organized as motorized infantry ones, with little armor. Four of the earliest divisions (SS-LAH, SS-Das Reich, SS-Totenkopf, and SS-Wiking'] were then reformed as Panzer (armored)- divisions, and three new-armored divisions joined them (SS-Hohenstaufen, &S-Frundsberg, and SS-Hitlerjugend). Four additional divisions were raised as Panzer-Grenadier (armored infantry) (SS-Nordland, SS-Reichsfuhrer-SS, SS-Gotz von Berlichingen, and SS-Horst Wessel). The motorized SS-Combat Group Nord evolved into SS-Nord, which set the standard for the establishment of an SS mountain division. This was used as the intended structure for SS-Prinz Eugen, SS-Handschar, SS-Skanderbeg, and SS-Kama, though the last two didn't complete formation. Similarly, the SS-Cavalry Brigade developed into SS-Florian Geyer, which had a structure copied for SS-Maria Theresia (though not for SS-Lutzow, which had a structure similar to an infantry division). The SS infantry divisions, in particular the 14th, 15th, 19th, and 20th Waffen-Grenadier Divisions and the 31st SS-Volunteer Grenadier Division, used a standard Heer infantry division structure, first found in the 1940 version of SS-Polizei (which by the spring of 1944 had reformed into a Panzer-Grenadier division of the same structure as SS-Nordland). This was also the intended model for the 25th and 26th Waffen-Grenadier Divisions, the 27th, 28th, and 32d SS-Volunteer Grenadier Divisions, and the 35th SS-Polizei-Grenadier Division, none of which completed their formation, though they did take the field in a semblance of what was intended. The remaining divisions of the Waffen-SS were essentially enlarged brigades or combat groups, and had unique structures, especially as they often fought in several separate parts. This sounds like, and is, a complex subject. The following represents the idealized structure of Waffen-SS early war motorized, Panzer, Panzer-Grenadier, mountain, cavalry, and infantry divisions. Each division usually differed slightly in one way or another, and the divisional list in this book is the best way to trace each individual Waffen-SS division. Only the major combat elements are included; the supply regiment, for example, is not listed in detail. Units that are not described as "motorized" or "armored" can be assumed to be horse-drawn or dismounted, as appropriate."

Waffen Ss Divisions

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 96. Chapters: Cavalry divisions of the Waffen-SS, Infantry divisions of the Waffen-SS, Mountain divisions of the Waffen-SS, Panzer divisions of the Waffen-SS, Panzergrenadier divisions of the Waffen-SS, 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend, 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar, 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking, 20th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, 3rd SS Division Totenkopf, 23rd SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland, Waffen-SS Commanders, 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division G tz von Berlichingen, 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich, 28th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Wallonien, 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland, 33rd Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Charlemagne, 36th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, 7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division Prinz Eugen, 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen, 27th SS Volunteer Division Langemarck, 30th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, 4th SS Polizei Division, 6th SS Mountain Division Nord, 21st Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Skanderbeg, 22nd SS Volunteer Cavalry Division Maria Theresia, 29th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS RONA, List of Waffen-SS units, 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer, 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg, 1st Cossack Division, 38th SS Division Nibelungen, 23rd Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Kama, 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division Reichsf hrer-SS, 19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, 24th Waffen Gebirgs Division der SS, 18th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Horst Wessel, 37th SS Volunteer Cavalry Division L tzow, 25th SS Grenadier Division Hunyadi, 31st SS Volunteer Grenadier Division, 25th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Hunyadi, 32nd SS Volunteer Grenadier Division 30 Januar, 35th...

The 4th Waffen SS Panzergrenadier Division Polizei

Author : Massimiliano Afiero
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The Polizei division first took shape in 1939, drawing manpower from the civilian police. In February 1942, the unit was transferred to the Waffen-SS and redesignated SS-Polizei-Division (4.SS). The former policemen appeared on the Western Front in 1940, before being shipped to the Leningrad sector in 1941. Polizei remained on the Eastern Front for the duration of the war, including deployments in Greece, the Banat (Romania), Hungary, and Pomerania, before finally surrendering just northwest of Berlin. The subject is examined through many personal recollections, hundreds of photos and maps from private collections, and period documents, including extracts from official bulletins and the division's war diary. A brief history of the Polizei II division is included as an appendix.

German Panzergrenadier Divisions

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 36. Chapters: Panzergrenadier divisions of the Waffen-SS, Panzer-Grenadier-Division Gro deutschland, 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking, 3rd SS Division Totenkopf, 23rd SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland, 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division G tz von Berlichingen, 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland, 4th SS Polizei Division, 25th Panzergrenadier Division, 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division Reichsf hrer-SS, 18th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Horst Wessel, Panzergrenadier Division Kurmark, Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier Division 2 Hermann G ring. Excerpt: The Gro deutschland (Greater Germany) Division was an lite Heer combat unit of the Wehrmacht which saw action throughout World War II. It was the premier division of the German Army. Gro deutschland, along with the Panzer-Lehr-Division, was the best-equipped unit in the German Armed Forces (Wehrmacht), receiving equipment before all other units (including Waffen-SS units). The GD Division was near totally annihilated near Pillau fighting vastly superior Russian forces in May 1945. The roots of the Division can be traced to 1921, and the formation of the initial guard units in Berlin that would become Infantry Regiment Gro deutschland. The Regiment saw action in France in 1940, and was attached to Panzer Group 2 in the opening phases of Barbarossa, being all but annihilated in the fighting outside of Moscow in late 1941. On the last day of February 1942, Rifle Battalion GD (all that was left of the original Regiment) was disbanded and two battalions formed a new GD Regiment out of reinforcements arriving from Neuruppin. The Regiment moved to Orel after a period in the front line, and on 1 Apr 1942, arising out of the need for new motorized formations for the summer offensives of 1942, an announcement was made at a regimental parade at Rjetschiza: "Effective ...

German World War II Divisions

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 150. Chapters: Cavalry divisions of Germany, German grenadier divisions, German mountain divisions, German panzer divisions, German panzergrenadier divisions, Infantry divisions of Germany during World War II, Luftwaffe Divisions, Waffen-SS divisions, List of German divisions in World War II, Panzer-Grenadier-Division Gro deutschland, 17th Panzer Division, Fallschirm-Panzer Division 1 Hermann G ring, Waffen-SS Commanders, 21st Panzer Division, Panzer Lehr Division, 9th Panzer Division, Blue Division, 4th Panzer Division, 17th Infantry Division, Panzer Division M ncheberg, 33rd Infantry Division, 129th Infantry Division, 10th Panzer Division, 79th Infantry Division, 1st Mountain Division, 1st Infantry Division, 272nd Infantry Division, 13th Panzer Division, 352nd Infantry Division, 90th Light Infantry Division, Division von Broich/von Manteuffel, List of Waffen-SS units, 14th Infantry Division, 11th Panzer Division, 16th Infantry Division, 22nd Infantry Division, 709th Static Infantry Division, 25th Panzergrenadier Division, 61st Infantry Division, 12th Infantry Division, 20th Infantry Division, 1st Cossack Division, 85th Infantry Division, 23rd Infantry Division, 78th Infantry Division, 20th Panzer Division, 18th Infantry Division, 10th Infantry Division, Panzer Division Feldherrnhalle 2, 711th Infantry Division, 716th Static Infantry Division, 206th Infantry Division, 83rd Infantry Division, 6th Panzer Division, 21st Infantry Division, 69th Infantry Division, 102nd Infantry Division, 1st Ski Division, 2nd Panzer Division, 3rd Panzer Division, Panzer Division Tatra, 3rd Mountain Division, 243rd Static Infantry Division, 212th Infantry Division, 216th Infantry Division, 8th Panzer Division, 5th Panzer Division, 116th Panzer Division, 100th Light Infantry Division, Panzerwaffe, 32nd Infantry Division, 14th Panzer Division, 91st Inf...

War Department Technical Manual

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Military Review

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Handbook on German Military Forces

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Kavallerie Divisionen der Waffen SS im Bild

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Alarm Units SS Panzergrenadier Brigades 49 and 51

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Dutch Waffen SS Legion Brigade 1941 44

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Goebbels' 1941 propaganda campaign to present Germany's invasion of the USSR as a battle for European civilization against Asian barbarism convinced many men in occupied 'Germanic' European countries, such as Scandinavia and the Low Countries, to volunteer to fight on the Russian Front. One of the strongest national legions of such a kind was raised in the Netherlands, where it was supported by a large pro-Nazi movement led by Anton Mussert. The 3,000-man Netherlands Volunteer Legion fought on the Leningrad front in regimental strength, from the Red Army's winter 1941/42 counter-offensive until April 1943. The survivors were then reinforced to form a 5,500-strong Panzergrenadier Brigade, and after anti-partisan service in Croatia, they returned to Army Group North as part of Steiner's III SS Panzer Korps, fighting in the most arduous battles of 1943–44 until driven back into Pomerania. In the final months of the war the division formed the nucleus of the new 23rd SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division 'Nederland'. In this illustrated study of the Dutch Waffen-SS Legion and Brigade, specialist Massimiliano Afiero explores the full history of this important formation from its establishment in 1941 until it was incorporated into the 'Nederland' Division in 1944. Contemporary photographs and full-colour illustrations support the text and reveal key details including aspects of uniform and insignia.

In Good Faith

Author : Friedrich Husemann
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Panzer Grenadiere der Panzerdivision Wiking im Bild

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Hitler s Foreign Divisions

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The divisions of the Waffen-SS were the elite of Hitler's armies in World War II, but some of the most fanatical of these were not even German. SS: Hitler's Foreign Divisions is an in-depth examination of the approximately 350,000 foreign volunteers from German-occupied countries who opted to fight for the Third Reich as members of the Waffen-SS. The book explores the background to their recruitment and describes-on a unit-by-unit basis-their history, structure, and combat record in the war. Despite their non-Germanic background, the Norwegians, Dutch, Danes, Belgians, Latvians, Estonians, Cossacks, Ukrainians, and other nationalities-often motivated by an extreme anti-Communist zeal- fought hard on the Eastern Front for the Nazi cause, even when their position was hopeless. Often treated badly by their German commanders, the foreign SS units were not all excellent combat formations, however. some, like the British and Indian volunteers, were used for propaganda purposes only, while others, like the notorious Dirlewanger Brigade, who helped brutally suppress the Warsaw Rising, were nothing more than murderous criminals in uniform. Other divisions-such as the Russian-recruited 30th Waffen- Grenadier Division der SS, formed in the final months of the war-never reached a functional strength, and were disbanded before they saw action. Illustrated with rare photographs and written by an acknowledged expert, SS: Hitler's Foreign Divisions is a definitive history of the foreign SS units who fought for Hitler and Germany in World War II.

History Of The Holocaust

Author : Abraham J Edelheit
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Part 2 provides a complete dictionary of terms relating to the Holocaust culled from dozens of primary and secondary sources in a range of languages. Included here is a comprehensive set of tables on Aktionen, Aliya Bet, anti-Jewish legislation, antisemitic organizations, collaboration, concentration camps, fascism, the Third Reich, the Nazi Party, Jewish and nonsectarian organizations, publications, Judenrate, and resistance movements.

SS Hitlerjugend

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This work provides an in-depth examination of the unit formed in 1943, exploring the type of young men it recruited, its organisation, uniforms, insignia plus a full combat record of the division which fought on both fronts in World War II.

Waffen SS

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Waffen SS recounts the complete story of the creation, development and blemished wartime record of the Third Reich's military vanguard, from its early streetfighting days to its nemesis amid the ruins of Berlin.

SS Hell on the Eastern Front

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Gives an account of the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front, its battles, organisation, tactics and equipment.

Against the Panzers

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Eight World War II battles are examined here from the perspective of the U.S. Army infantrymen who were facing German Panzers. The battles were chosen from those fought from August 1944 through January 1945, a time of rapid advances and intense combat. They include a variety of engagements: river crossings, defensive operations, assaults on towns, and others.