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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
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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 -- Drive on Moscow: Army Group Center -- Holding the Line: Eastern Front -- 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
Control code
on1056780844
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 496 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered 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
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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 -- Drive on Moscow: Army Group Center -- Holding the Line: Eastern Front -- 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
Control code
on1056780844
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 496 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered 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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