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Platz der Leibstandarte by George Nipe and Remy Spezzano First Edition

£125.00

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In the first months of 1943, the SS Panzer-Grenadier Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" was involved in all phases of the complex Kharkov campaign. During the initial defensive fighting, the division held its sector for two weeks against the full weight of the Soviet 3rd Tank Army; a remarkable feat in itself. After the city fell, the "Leibstandarte" withdrew to a new defensive position and protected the important supply rail centre at Krasnograd while the "Das Reich" and "Totenkopf" divisions executed the first phase of the counterattack. When the 3rd Tank Army began its move south to block the advance of these two SS divisions, "Leibstandarte" carried out raids and interdictory strikes that disrupted the Soviet realignment and weakened the army's fighting power. Having rejoined the SS Panzerkorps, after taking part in the destruction of the Kegitschevka pocket, the "Leibstandarte" led the way back to the city of Kharkov. Dynamic young officers such as Kurt Meyer, Max Wunsche and Jochen Peiper personally led attack columns that struck deep into the city, eventually forcing the Russian troops to abandon Kharkov. From these photographs, it is clear why, after enduring the losses necessary to retake the city, these renamed the enormous Red Square as "Platz der Leibstandarte." High quality reproductions of original wartime photos, and compelling captions by author George Nipe illustrate in incredible detail the men, equipment, weapons, and vehicles used in this decisive Eastern Front battle.

In excellent condition with minimal wear. One mild crease to corner of title page.

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Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
George Nipe and Remy Spezzano
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
28.5x22cm
Edition:
2002 Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0965758427
ISBN-13:
9780965758420
Number of pages:
295
Publisher:
RZM Imports
Title:
Platz der Leiberstandarte

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In the first months of 1943, the SS Panzer-Grenadier Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" was involved in all phases of the complex Kharkov campaign. During the initial defensive fighting, the division held its sector for two weeks against the full weight of the Soviet 3rd Tank Army; a remarkable feat in itself. After the city fell, the "Leibstandarte" withdrew to a new defensive position and protected the important supply rail centre at Krasnograd while the "Das Reich" and "Totenkopf" divisions executed the first phase of the counterattack. When the 3rd Tank Army began its move south to block the advance of these two SS divisions, "Leibstandarte" carried out raids and interdictory strikes that disrupted the Soviet realignment and weakened the army's fighting power. Having rejoined the SS Panzerkorps, after taking part in the destruction of the Kegitschevka pocket, the "Leibstandarte" led the way back to the city of Kharkov. Dynamic young officers such as Kurt Meyer, Max Wunsche and Jochen Peiper personally led attack columns that struck deep into the city, eventually forcing the Russian troops to abandon Kharkov. From these photographs, it is clear why, after enduring the losses necessary to retake the city, these renamed the enormous Red Square as "Platz der Leibstandarte." High quality reproductions of original wartime photos, and compelling captions by author George Nipe illustrate in incredible detail the men, equipment, weapons, and vehicles used in this decisive Eastern Front battle.

In excellent condition with minimal wear. One mild crease to corner of title page.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
George Nipe and Remy Spezzano
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
28.5x22cm
Edition:
2002 Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0965758427
ISBN-13:
9780965758420
Number of pages:
295
Publisher:
RZM Imports
Title:
Platz der Leiberstandarte

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