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For the Homeland!: The History of the 31st Waffen-SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Rudolf Pencz

For the Homeland!: The History of the 31st Waffen-SS Volunteer Grenadier Division

Rudolf Pencz

Published November 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781874622017
Hardcover
224 pages
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Although much has been published about the Waffen-SS in English, coverage of the majority of its units is patchy, inaccurate or even nonexistent. This carefully-researched study from Rudolf Pencz records the complete history of one of theseMoreAlthough much has been published about the Waffen-SS in English, coverage of the majority of its units is patchy, inaccurate or even nonexistent. This carefully-researched study from Rudolf Pencz records the complete history of one of these rarely-covered W-SS formations, the 31st W-SS Volunteer Grenadier Division. The division, established in Autumn 1944, was mainly composed of ethnic Germans living in Hungary. After a brief period of training, the division was soon sent into action against the Red Army in Hungary, late 1944. At the end of the year it was withdrawn from the front for rest and refitting, before participating in the bitter fighting against the Soviets in Silesia until the end of the war. The remnants of the division surrendered to the Soviets in May 1945.For the Homeland! is a detailed and complete history of the division- the text features a large number of personal accounts and eyewitness reports from former members. Detailed appendices include divisional officer lists, and a complete order-of-battle.Key FeaturesAn accurate and well-researched study which breaks new ground in English-language coverage of the Waffen-SSText features a large number of personal accounts and eyewitness reports from former members of the divisionAlso includes detailed appendicesFirst time any detailed and accurate information about the 31st Waffen-SS Division has appeared in English