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Gerry Villani

Gerry Villani is a Canadian author and historian and he writes books mainly about the Waffen SS. For many years he has been studying the actions of foreign volunteer formations of the Waffen SS, especially the foreign volunteers, which were involved in bloody battles in the different stages of WWII. His fascination arose when he realized how much influence these small but extremely valiant and sometimes brave troops had on the fate of the fronts on which they had to fight. They fought hard even though the cause for which they shed blood was practically lost. Through contact with many authors and historians he has access to little known archives, both of memoirs and of photographic material. In his publications, he tries not to repeat the well-known facts, but each time he wants to bring closer and reveal to readers the mysteries and curiosities that are the symbols of the tragic times of the greatest existing armed conflict which for many has become a mythical Twilight of the Gods. He writes from a desire to tell stories and he believes that reading should primarily be a pleasure. As a teenager Gerry was doing research on battlefields in Europe, disappear in the archives of private libraries, and talk to WWII veterans from both sides. Gerry has an extended library of WWII related books at home and he is a member of several WWII research groups.


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