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books on 2nd SS Pz div

Post by MadDog » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:48 pm

Are there any reference texts that describe the action of 2nd SS Pz during the time period of Sept-Nov 1944 ?

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Post by John Winner » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:50 pm

I think Sons of the Reich; II SS Panzer Corps by Michael Reynolds, might have some stuff covering 2.SS-Pz.Div. During Sept-Nov. 1944. I can't really remember, I have not read it in a while.

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Post by John P. Moore » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:14 pm

You can find specific details from reading the DKiG recommendations in Mark Yerger's 2-volume treatment of the "Das Reich" DKiG holders. Highly recommended.

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Post by MadDog » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:53 pm

Thank you both for the information.

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:18 am

Division Das Reich. Der Weg der 2. SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich". Die Geschichte der Stammdivision der Waffen-SS. Band V: 1943 - 1945 - Otto Weidinger, Munin-Verlag, Osnabrück 1982, 621 Seiten

Das Regiment "Deutschland" 1934 - 1945 - Hrsg.: Regimentskameradschaft Deutschland, Gesamtherstellung und Verlag: Gerhard Eichelmann, Freinsheim 1988, 322 Seiten,

Kameraden bis zum Ende. Das SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 4 "DF" 1938 - 1945. Die Geschichte einer deutsch-österreichischen Kampfgemeinschaft - Otto Weidinger, Schütz, Preußisch Oldendorf 1978, 477 Seiten

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Post by MadDog » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:57 pm

Why do I have a bad feeling that all of these books cost an arm, a leg and a kidney ? : )

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Post by Richard Hargreaves » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:17 pm

Actually, prices aren't that bad.

Volumes of the Das Reich history go for about £40, Kameraden bis zum Ende is only about £20. The English translations are slightly more expensive... :[]
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Post by John P. Moore » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:47 am

"Kameraden bis zum Ende" in the English version is NOT recommended. It is one of the absolute worst translations I have ever seen and I don't know how anyone could read it to the end. It appears to have been translated by someone completely lacking any knowledge of military terminolgy. I had earlier read the original German-language version and later picked up a copy of the English version for comparison.

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Post by MadDog » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:44 pm

Hmmm... I found an English copy for $65...not too bad.

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Post by Ritterkreuz » Thu May 31, 2012 11:12 am

the five volumes of Otto Weidinger, the "bible" of that division

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Post by AHK » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:03 am

Is the 5th Volume of Das Reich out yet. I kept hearing prepublication offers, but have yet to see it for sale.
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Post by Dutto1 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:22 am

A good one volume book on Das Reich is Das Reich-by the late James Lucas.It was published in 1991 and provides a good introductory to the Division.It has quite a few eyewitness accounts too.It can be bought very cheaply too.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Reich-Das-Milit ... 623&sr=8-4

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Re: books on 2nd SS Pz div

Post by dgc47 » Fri May 30, 2014 3:02 pm

Mark C Yerger's German Cross in Gold vols 1 and 2 are dedicated to Das Reich and are recommended.

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