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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 9:37 p.m. PST

… during the Battle of Berlin 1945

"An account of the French Waffen-SS volunteers in the battle for Berlin 1945, containing eyewitness accounts and much additional information appearing in English for the first time.

The French brigade, later a division in the Waffen SS, was a direct descendant from the ‘Legion of French Volunteers Against Bolshevism'. After bloody fighting in the summer of 1944 in the south of Poland, near Sanok and Mielec, it was sent to the rear to rest and regroup.

A few months afterwards, in the face of the critical situation of the German troops in Pomerania, in February 1945 the newly formed 33. SS-Volunteer Grenadier Division ""Charlemagne"" was deployed to the town of Czarne (Hammerstein). After many losing battles against overwhelming enemy force, the unit was pushed into a chaotic retreat, which caused irreparable changes to its structure as well as its complete decomposition and, ultimately, destruction…"
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 9:39 p.m. PST


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 9:39 p.m. PST


Bravo Two Zero13 May 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

Ok. This book has my attention. Will watch for the release.

Finished Siege of Budapest and it was very good. Something about the united struggle against world communism that is interesting.


goragrad13 May 2018 8:45 p.m. PST

Interesting subject.

A good reminder that the fight against Communism was a major motivation during WWII.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

Glad you like it boys!. (smile)


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