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SS Wiking: The history of the 5th SS Division 1941-45.

Discussion in 'ETO, MTO and the Eastern Front' started by C.Evans, Oct 19, 2002.

  1. C.Evans

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    This book is by Rupert Butler, and looks like the fifth installment of hopefully a complete series on all Waffen SS Divisions. I havent seen a copy of a third (Totenkopf) or a fourth (Polizei) installment printed yet--but doesnt mean it hasnt been done yet.

    The book is VERY well done--if im not believed--well you will just be missing out on a great book. This is done in the same format as the first two I listed here--LSSAH and Das Reich. [​IMG]
     
  2. Bish OBE

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    Carl can you see if the company that does these has some sort of web site. It would be nice to see what these books look like so i know what i'm looking for, and maybe i can order them direct.
     
  3. C.Evans

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    Hello Bish--I have my copy od "Wiking" with me but, I dont see a website listed. However, there is an email address, which is: casemate@casematepublishing.com

    I believe that I had stumbled accross a site that might have had them pictured in it--Ill see if I can find it again.

    Also--check out Schiffers website--they have a most excellent selection of books for sale. The website is: www.schifferbooks.com

    This edition is $29.95. The
    ISBN is: 1-932033-04-1

    Let me see if I can come up with something for you--if or if not--ill let you know.
     
  4. Bish OBE

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    Thanks Carl. I may just drop them a line and see if they can give me the UK distributor.
     
  5. C.Evans

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    Well, the link works but, it doesnt show anything on the three books on the Waffen SS Divisions ive listed here--frustrating to say the least.
     
  7. C.Evans

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    Sorry Bish--the darn book doesnt have anything in it about a British Distributor, but I'll bet that you can get it through www.helion.com

    or www.helion-books.com I know one of these links works--and these people are in England. :D

    Rats--neither link works. I know that Otto recently found the web address for me recently, but I cant remember in which topic it was posted.

    [ 19 October 2002, 03:13 PM: Message edited by: C.Evans ]
     
  8. AndyW

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    Best info on all Waffen-SS units with all her leaders and names is Kurt Mehner: Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945" if you're interested in organizational history it's a fair buy if you're interested in questions like: "Who was the IIa of the 8th SS-Kavallerie-Division "Florian Geyer" during Oct.43 until June 44? A: SS-Hauptsturmführer Erich Finder!

    Cheers,
     
  9. Friedrich

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    Thanks, Carl! That sounds like a MUST book to buy for WSS ignorants like me! ;)
     
  10. Paul Errass

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    For those who are interested in The "Wiking" Div i can also recommend the following;

    Panzergrenadiere, der Panzer Div Wiking im Bild and Verweht sind die Spuren,SS Panzer Rgt 5 im bild.

    Both are excellent photo histories put together by the Vet Associations of the Westland Regt and SS Panzer Rgt 5.

    Paul [​IMG]
     
  11. Erich

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    Peter Strassners book on the 5th SS is a classice.
    Verweht sind die Spuren is an excellent account of the Panthers of the Pz. Regiment though sadly lacking on documentation/pic of the Pz. IV's from 1944 till may of 45. I wonder what happened here ?

    E
     
  12. C.Evans

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    thank you Andy--and do you know where I can get a copy at?

    Thank you as well Paul, Erich and Friedrich. :cool:
     

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