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SS Grenadiers on the Russian Front (Kindle)

Russia & the Eastern Front Photo eBooks

By Coda Books, Bob Carruthers
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 192.0 MB (.mobi)
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781473868373
eBook Released: 23rd January 2017

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This is the photographic history of the Waffen-SS and its decline from triumph into disaster is told through these powerful images, which vividly document the reality of combat in the East from 1941-1945.
These rare images capture the combat history of the Waffen-SS in the East, and traces the downward curve from the optimism of the opening stages of the war through the challenges of Barbarossa, to the long and bloody retreat pursued by a numerically superior enemy. The final chapter id their ignominious defeat at the hands of the Red Army. This powerful photographic record is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the role played by the Waffen-SS in the East.

Rare photographs from both official and unofficial SS sources illustrate the role of the individual in this epic struggle. This is a candid and comprehensive picture of warfare on the Russian Front at the sharp end. These were the men who manned the trenches, climbed mountains and marched across the endless steppe in all seasons.

You will fine great photos that are well captioned providing us an insight into the life on the Eastern Front of the SS Grenadier. Diorama builder is will love this for inspiration and general military readers will love it for its vast selection of images.

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inScale, GS Danis

The author offers us a vision of the conflict through a wonderful collection of 242 black and white photographs, distributed throughout the work with their corresponding annotations by foot.

An interesting book with unpublished visual documentation of great value.

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José Manuél Rico Cortés (Mister JM) - Miniaturas JM

Rare photographs from both official and unofficial SS sources illustrate the role of the individual in this epic struggle. This is a candid and comprehensive picture of warfare on the Russian Front at the sharp end. These were the men who manned the trenches, climbed mountains and marched across the endless steppe in all seasons.

Read the full review here.

inScale, GS Danis

It is often easy to forget about the importance of infantry in battles particularly when both historians and the popular media tend to focus on the famous Panzer divisions and individual vehicles like the Panther and Tiger tanks. Notwithstanding their much well-deserved reputation as spearhead elements that brought about much early stage success to Germany during Operation Barbarossa, I advise readers to not neglect the tactical significance of the grenadiers, whose help was absolutely quintessential in ensuring that the Panzers could advance without fears of mass enemy infantry assaults. In this regard, I believe that the book would have been even more noteworthy had it included a larger number of photographs showing infantry and tank coordination. Nevertheless, these very minor shortfalls do not in any way mitigate the outstanding utility of Carruthers’ book as a source of rare photographs that reveal much about the equally admired and vilified Waffen-SS grenadiers.

Kunwon Saw, Freelance

This is an excellent approach from the collector's point of view, as it puts military artefacts - especially the weapons - into their proper context.

It is always enlightening to see the variety of firearms pressed into service by the Germans. Modeller, re-enactors, museum curators and those interested in historical accuracy will also find these images of great use in bringing greater realism to their displays.

The Armourer incorporating Classic Arms & Militaria, April 2017 - reviewed by Bill Harriman

A new addition to the Images of War series, extending the coverage of the Waffen SS. The text is confined to a brief but informative introduction and to photo captions. The strength of the book is in the outstanding selection of images.

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Firetrench

Plenty of good references for modellers, sculptors and re-enactors in here once more as the story of the Waffen SS seems to continue to fascinate.

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Military Model Scene, Robin Buckland

About Coda Books

From 2012, Pen and Sword Digital will be providing viewers with a brand new selection of films (and books) from Coda Books. Split into two series, Hitler’s War Machine and World War II From Primary Sources, they will give readers a chance to see the original footage from the events of the Second World War, as well as original propaganda material and films used by both sides during the conflict.


About Bob Carruthers

Bob Carruthers is one of the UK’s leading military historians and is famous in the UK for the bestselling book The Wehrmacht in Russia, published by Pen & Sword, which topped Amazon bestseller charts in 2012. Bob is also an Emmy AwardTM winning filmmaker whose work in the form of series such as Battlefield, Line of Fire, and Weapons of War are channel staples that are shown on BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, PBS and numerous other channels around the world.

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