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Danish Volunteers of the Waffen-SS

Freikorps Danmark 1941-43

Author : Jens Pank Bjerregaard, Lars Larsen

Danish Volunteers of the Waffen-SS : Freikorps Danmark 1941-43

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General - Pages : 320 | Images : c 550 b/w photos, maps

Hardback - Date of Publication : January 2018 | Size : 305mm x 222mm | ISBN : 9781911512707 | Helion Book Code : HEL0807

Danish Volunteers of the Waffen-SS tells the story of Freikorps Danmark in pictures from 1941-1943. Freikorps Danmark was established as a Danish corps to fight communism and, from its beginning, was controlled from Denmark, being placed under the control of the SS-Division Totenkopf and 1. SS-Brigade during its service on the Eastern Front. It was a relatively small formation, which almost entirely consisted of Danish volunteers; during their time on the Eastern Front, they suffered heavy casualties. In 1943, the High Command of the Waffen-SS decided to disband Freikorps Danmark and the personnel had to transfer to a new German division, which was directly controlled by the Waffen-SS. The source material for this book has been gathered from the photo collections of former members of the unit and includes a large number of previously unpublished images.

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