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By Anthony Tucker-Jones

Over one hundred fifty wartime images supply a image photograph of the dramatic tank battles fought by way of the Waffen-SS panzer and panzergrenadier divisions in the course of 1944-5 on either the jap and Western fronts. through this level of the second one international warfare those formations have been on the peak in their powers and participated in significant armoured operations in Russia, France, the Netherlands, and Poland. because the Wehrmacht retreated the Waffen-SS performed an more and more very important function. such a lot particularly their panzers lengthy the struggle by means of staving off defeat at Arnhem and Wolomin, stabilizing either the Western and jap fronts at serious issues within the fighting.

The images and the accompanying narrative list the contrasting stipulations they confronted on every one battlefront and the guns and kit they used, particularly the armored cars, together with the Tiger and Panther tanks, which have been among the finest designs the Germans produced. yet additionally they checklist the crimes devoted via individuals of the Waffen-SS opposed to civilians and captured enemy infantrymen through the sequence of brutal, usually determined operations fastened to stave off German defeat.

Anthony Tucker-Jones's photographic heritage is an interesting advent to those elite devices throughout the ultimate section of the combating in Europe.

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