Synopses & Reviews
The 2nd SS Division was an elite, highly trained fighting force that saw action in some of World War II's bloodiest battles. Especially in the Eastern front, these often included close-quarter, hand-to-hand combat. Starting with the organization and recruitment of the division and following it throughout the war, the story of this evil but powerful force unfolds through reminiscences by many of the unit's men, along with photographs and other memorabilia.
The 2nd SS Division was an elite, highly trained, volunteer fighting force, the premier division of the Waffen SS. Through extensive research, James Lucas tells the story of close quarter hand-to-hand combat, of commanders who led from the front, and of camaraderie and unit pride.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217) and index.