Barbara Selz, Das Grüne Regiment: Der Weg der 256 Infanterie Division aus der Sicht des Regiments 481
Proof that the old adage 'never judge a book by its cover' is invariably true. Das Grüne Regiment
has a shockingly
bad jacket (two Landsers sitting down, seemingly drawn by Andy Warhol
). Luckily the contents are top notch. The pages of this excellent volume are jam-packed with first-hand accounts, documents, diaries, orders. It's written by the widow of a divisional member who wanted to show her children what their father did in the war. Perhaps it's because it's written by the fairer sex that the book's so human rather than a dry read (e.g. a lot of the Podzun/Dorfler volumes).
The only let-down is the last 12 months, hurriedly dealt with - presumably a lack of access to material the reason.
Otherwise, lots of images (nearly 150), maps, loads of info. What's not to like?
Copies aren't that common, so expect to pay in excess of 60€ for the few floating around the web.