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The Waffen SS Order of Battle in Normandy (Hardback)

Volume I: 12th SS Panzer Division Hitler Jugend

Military Photographic Books WWII > Battles & Campaigns > D-Day & Normandy WWII > German Forces & Weaponry WWII > Photographic Books

By Jeff Dugdale, Ian Michael Wood
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Illustrations: 30 black and white illustrations & 36 charts and graphs
ISBN: 9781526760500
Published: 28th February 2025


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The 12th SS-Panzer Division Hitlerjugend was committed to the Normandy battles on the 7th June 1944 and remained on the front line until the retreat from France in late August 1944.The division, often referred to as the ‘Baby Milk Division’ by the Allies, fought with a tenacity and fanaticism rarely equaled in modern warfare, with many of its young soldiers fighting to the death rather than surrender.

The aim of this series on the Waffen SS divisions in the Normandy Campaign is to detail the exact composition, strength and losses of all the SS Panzer units that saw combat in summer of 1944. The varying organisations of each of these large armoured units were immensely complex, with each division having a different structure to its sister units. Each book in the series will be crammed with hitherto unpublished information, with the minutely detailed tables offering a unique insight into late war SS Panzer Divisions. They will not only highlight the armor and weaponry, but also the extraordinarily large divisional ‘tail’, comprising numerous supply and maintenance sections, each essential in keeping the fighting elements functioning effectively.

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About Jeff Dugdale

Jeff Dugdale is a retired businessman and former Senior Officer in the British Prison System. He is the author of numerous books on German Panzer units and Civil War Uniforms and has co-authored several Panzer books with Mike Wood. He is married with three children and currently resides in Lancashire, England.

About Ian Michael Wood

Ian Michael Wood was born in Manchester in 1964 and grew up in rural Cheshire. Between 1986 to 1994 he served in the British Army, serving in Northern Ireland and the Persian Gulf, after leaving the Army he has worked in the Corporate Security sector since 1995. He has authored and co-authored, along with Jeff Dugdale, several books on the German Panzerwaffe. He is currently married and resides in Reading, Berkshire.

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