Although much has been published about the Waffen-SS in English, coverage of the majority of its units is patchy, inaccurate or even non-existent. This carefully-researched study from Rudolf Pencz records the complete history of one of these rarely-covered W-SS formations, the 31st W-SS Volunteer Grenadier Division. The division, established in Autumn 1944, was mainly composed of ethnic Germans living in Hungary. After a brief period of training, the division was soon sent into action against the Red Army in Hungary, late 1944. At the end of the year it was withdrawn from the front rest and refitting, before participating in the bitter fighting against the Soviets in Silesia until the end of the war. The remnants of the division surrendered to the Soviets in May 1945. For the Homeland! is a detailed and complete history of the division; the text features a large number of personal accounts and eyewitness reports from former members. Detailed appendices include divisional officer lists, and a complete order-of-battle. The book also features a selection of previously unpublished photographs drawn from the collections of the division's former members.
Publisher: Helion & Company
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 699 g
Dimensions: 230 x 145 x 21 mm
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