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SS Hitler's Foreign Divisions: Foreign Volunteers in the Waffen SS 1940-1945 Hardcover – February 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Amber Books; First Edition edition (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904687377
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904687375
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,643,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kay's Husband on December 16, 2006
Format: Hardcover
For the last few years Chris Bishop has been putting together books from Amber press on subjects such as Panzer Divisions, Luftwaffe Squadrons, Kriegsmarine U-Boats, and now this one on SS: Hitler's Foreign Divisions.

As far as these books go they are well put together, with a goodly set of photographs, well illustrated, and encyclopedic to a point. However, they are not exhaustive and no doubt that was never the author's intent.

For the general collector or reader interested in WWII German subjects these books will fill the bill. For the deep set, hard minded militarist they may only offer information they already know. As long as one realizes the short comings of a general coverage in a little over 150 pages this book will please. Anyone expecting an exhaustive coverage will I am afraid be disappointed.

Semper Fi.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rob Fitzgibbon on October 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Foreign Volunteers in the Waffen-SS 1940-45 by Chris Bishop is a serviceable photo-book introductory history to the Waffen-SS.

PROS
- Some interesting tidbits. For example:
o Luxembourg volksdeutsche fascist party was "Volksdeutsche Bewegung" (VDB) led by Professor Damien Kratzenberg
o Interesting data on Watchbattalion Nordwest
o Allegations of ethnic cleansing against Serb populace by the 21st SS Division in Kosovo

CONS

- Contains the standard hyperbole common the prevailing Waffen-SS mythology. For example:
o P.8 Overinflates the organization size as "900,000" men (incorrect; more accurately 600,000 in 1945)
o p.8 Incorrect comparison to the French Foreign Legion

- Using a convention common to Waffen-SS studies, the book is structured around units and nationalities, which leads either to duplication of information or information or critical information missing from one section to the other.

- It also incorrectly projects a post-WWII geopolitical filter onto the development of the Waffen-SS. The influence of Austro-Hungarian Empire military, politics and geography on the Waffen-SS would have been a unique and welcome perspective. But that's not here. Instead we get the usual sections about the (dozen-odd) volunteers from Sweden and the UK.

- Again, common the genre, overinflates the significance of the SS volunteer movement, doesn't mention that Allied forces also had foreign volunteer legions, and doesn't place the number of volunteers in context (e.g. 15,000 Ukrainians serving in the the 14th SS Division vs. 2.5 million Ukrainians serving in the Red Army.)

- Stuff missing:
o P.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hunyadi on January 11, 2011
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Full of photos and well-researched information! The SS's hands went as far as Armenia/Azerbaijan and the Caucusus regions, and the Baltic region. Perfect for a read and then put it on your coffee-table.
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Once-over-the-world explanation of the different units of foreign volunteers in the Waffen SS. Bishop makes the mistake of including clearly anti-Waffen SS comments from other authors and presenting them as fact. I found the comments unhelpful since they do not, in fact, reflect the historical record. Also, I get the impression that the author does not have a grasp on the sizes, shapes and terminology related to unit designations, such as Division, Regiment, etc. All of that side, if you need to know what countries were connected with what units, this book will help you get there.
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11 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A. Marquez on August 5, 2006
Format: Hardcover
If you are interested in learning about the foreign waffen SS, this book is a must have. The book looks amazing on the outside(i have it on my coffee table). The content is essential and very interesting. There is no informantion pertenant to this subject not in this book. Great book anyone very knowledgable or completly ignorant to he subject would enjoy.
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