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4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:53 am
by Massimiliano Afiero
A new book about SS-Polizei-Division, write by Massimiliano Afiero

The Polizei division is one of the less well-known and less-treated Waffen SS formations, chiefly because of its only unit affiliation to the Waffen SS itself, being mainly formed with elements of the German Police and the Army. Initially, it was dealt with as a second level formation and was therefore equally equipped and armed. Even with regard to its use in the forefront, it was always committed as a reserve force, especially during the country's western front in the 1940s. But as often happened in the history of the Waffen SS, even for Polizei the fire test will serve to make it To become an elite formation thanks in particular to the exemplary behavior of his wards and commanders on the battlefield and in February 1942, he was finally transformed into a true SS formation, officially becoming the SS-Polizei Division. The division remained at the forefront of the East, still in the Leningrad area, until 1944. Meanwhile, its reorganization and its transformation into a unit of armored grenadiers was started and some of its departments were engaged in Greece, since 1943, participating in the struggle against the partisan bands and the harsh reprisals against the local civilian population. Then they fought in Banat, Romania, Hungary and along the Slovak border. The complete division at the beginning of 1945 was transferred to Pomeranian to participate in the counter-offensive to deport the Soviets from the territory of the Reich and then to the Gdańsk bridge head. Eventually, the Polizei departments came to fight in the northwestern area of ​​Berlin, opposing them with all of their advance forces in the Red Army departments, sacrificing themselves to the last, then settling down and surrendering to the troops Allies. As has been done for all the other volumes in this same collection, dedicated to Waffen SS divisions, the discussion of the topics is accompanied by numerous testimonies, documents, extracted from the official bulletins, the division diary of the division and hundreds of photos and maps . The appendices also show the (short) history of 35.SS 'Polizei II'.

244 pages, color cover, many photos and documents.

Available at Associazione Culturale Ritterkreuz, www.maxafiero.it

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Re: 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:25 am
by Massimiliano Afiero
Excuse me for my bad English:

written by Massimiliano Afiero

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Re: 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:42 am
by Jan-Hendrik
Eventually, the Polizei departments came to fight in the northwestern area of ​​Berlin,
Sound like really much research has been done for this book.... :roll:

For sure 4.PolPzGrenDiv. fought, togehter with the remants of 7.PzDiv. north of Berlin. Which is a well known fact....for many, many years %E

Jan-Hendrik

Re: 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:56 am
by Massimiliano Afiero
The book speaks naturally of the last divisions fighting, are you interested in the subject?

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Re: 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:15 am
by Jan-Hendrik
No, never....just reseaching Eastern Front 1945 for al least 15 years....

Jan-Hendrik

Re: 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:43 am
by Massimiliano Afiero
Jan-Hendrik wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:15 am
No, never....just reseaching Eastern Front 1945 for al least 15 years....

Jan-Hendrik
Massimiliano Afiero is a historical researcher on the Axis forces of the Second World War, and for at least thirty years has contributed to numerous military history magazines, publishing hundreds of articles and about thirty books, with particular emphasis on Waffen-SS units.

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Re: 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 12:02 pm
by Helmut
Servus,

In what language is the book written?

Helmut

Re: 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 12:37 pm
by Massimiliano Afiero
This edition is in italian language, but the English version will soon be available. I'll tell you when it's available.

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Re: 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 11:51 am
by Helmut
Thank You !!! :D :[]

Re: 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:05 am
by Massimiliano Afiero
The first edition was out of stock. The volume will be available again in July with the new reprint. Thank you all for your cooperation.

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