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The Waffen SS in the East: 1941-1943 (Paperback)

WWII Military

By Nicholas Milton
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Eastern Front from Primary Sources
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781781591376
Published: 18th March 2013



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This is the illustrated history of the Waffen SS on the Eastern Front. The life and death of the Waffen SS can be traced in the surviving photographs, and the brooding saga of the decline from triumph into disaster is told through these powerful images which clearly document the reality of combat on the Russian Front.

These rare images capture the optimism of opening stage of the war and the challenges of Barbarossa more clearly than words can ever tell. The seasons of mud and the white hell of a Russian winter are encapsulated in this excellent selection of evocative images introduced and described by historian and author Nicholas Milton. Essential reading for anyone with an interest in the course of the war in the East and the role played by the Waffen SS.

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About Nicholas Milton

Nicholas Milton is a military and natural historian specialising in the Second World War and conservation who has written for The Daily TelegraphThe GuardianThe Daily MailThe Independent and Britain at War magazine. His paternal grandfather Herbert Milton served with the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War and as a professional magician and member of the Magic Circle entertained the troops during the Second World War. His maternal grandfather Herbert Sweet fought with The Wiltshire Regiment in Palestine during the First World War and was an Air Raid Precautions warden during the Second World War. This is his first book.

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