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The SS Hunter Battalions

The Hidden History of the Nazi Resistance Movement 1944-5

by Perry Biddiscombe

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Published by Tempus .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European history: Second World War,
  • History of specific subjects,
  • Irregular or guerrilla forces & warfare,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Military,
  • Germany,
  • Military - General,
  • History / Military / General,
  • Europe - Germany,
  • Military - World War II

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages448
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7982866M
    ISBN 100752439383
    ISBN 109780752439389

    During World War II, the Waffen-SS recruited significant numbers of non-Germans, both as volunteers and conscripts. In total some , non-Germans and ethnic Germans from outside Germany, mostly from German-occupied Europe, were recruited between and The units were under the control of the SS Führungshauptamt (SS Command Main Office) beneath Reichsführer-SS Heinrich . The 5th SS Panzer Division "Wiking" (German: 5. SS-Panzerdivision „Wiking“) was a Panzer division among the thirty eight Waffen-SS divisions of Nazi was recruited from foreign volunteers in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, the Netherlands and Belgium under the command of German officers.

    At the same time, special military SS units were trained and equipped along the lines of the regular army. By the SS, now numbering about , men, had become a massive and labyrinthian bureaucracy, divided mainly into two groups: the Allgemeine-SS (General SS) and the Waffen-SS (Armed SS). They joined forces with the Tiger II tanks and the 11th SS Panzer-Battalion “Hermann von Salza,” that ran into an ambush by Soviet troops using a captured German Panther tank. This, in turn, led to half of the available troops being wiped out on the very first day. The remainder went on to .

    Starting in , foreign units of the Allgemeine SS were raised in occupied countries. From they were consolidated into the Directorate of the Germanic-SS (Leitstelle der germanischen SS).When the war first began, the vast majority of SS members belonged to the Allgemeine SS, but this proportion changed during the later years of the war after the Waffen-SS opened up membership to ethnic. The antitank units of German divisions, originally called Panzer-Abwehr-Abteilungen ("anti-tank battalions"), began in to be redesignated as Panzerjäger-Abteilungen, (literally "tank hunter battalions"). These were equipped with towed or self-propelled guns (often the ad hoc mounting of an antitank gun on a captured or obsolete tank chassis).


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However, based on recently-released archival sources, "The SS Hunter Battalions" shows that Hitler had his own version of the SOE and the OSS, and that the Nazis too encouraged underground resistance against their enemies, especially as. The SS Hunter Battalions: The Hidden History of the Nazi Resistance Movement - Alexander Perry Biddiscombe - Google Books.

Conventional wisdom suggests that the Allies and the Soviets were the. The SS Hunter Battalions: The Hidden History of the Nazi Resistance Movement (Revealing History). Conventional wisdom suggests that the Allies and the Soviets were the only side in the Second World War to support resistance movements.

This book shows that Hitler had his own version of the SOE and the OSS, and that the Nazis too encouraged underground resistance against their enemies, especially as Europe was liberated in Buy The SS Hunter Battalions: The Hidden History of the Nazi Resistance Movement (Revealing History) 1st Edition by Biddiscombe, Perry (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 5. Perry Biddiscombe is Associate Professor of History at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. He is the world expert on the Nazi Werewolf bands. His next book, The SS Hunter Battalions, will be published by s:   The Dirlewanger Brigade was an anti-partisan unit of the Nazi army, reporting directly to Heinrich Himmler.

The first members of the brigade were mostly poachers who were released from prisons and concentration camps and who were believed to have the skills necessary for hunting down and capturing partisan fighters in their camps in the forests of the Eastern s: This is a classic that is hard to find, but passed around Marine Infantry Platoons for all grunts to read.

It is a fascinating tale of Germany SS troops who evaded capture after the end of WWII from the Eastern front with Russia. They escaped to Switzerland where they joined the French Foreign Legion/5(58). All divisions in the Waffen-SS were ordered in a single series of numbers as formed, regardless of type.

Those tagged with nationalities were at least nominally recruited from those nationalities. Many of the higher-numbered units were small battlegroups (Kampfgruppen), i.e., divisions in name -SS divisions by number. SS-Totenkopfverbände (SS-TV; literally "Death's Head Units") was the SS organization responsible for administering the Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps for Nazi Germany, among similar duties.

While the Totenkopf (skull) was the universal cap badge of the SS, the SS-TV also wore the Death's Head insignia on the right collar tab to distinguish itself from other Nazi.

The 6th SS Mountain Division "Nord" (6. SS-Gebirgs-Division "Nord") was a German unit of the Waffen-SS during World War II, formed in February as SS Kampfgruppe Nord (SS Battle Group North). The division was the only Waffen-SS unit to fight in the Arctic Circle when it was stationed in Finland and northern Russia between June and November It fought in Karelia until the Moscow.

Consolidating Power. Bythe SS had grown to include thousands of members, and the group began wearing all-black uniforms. When Hitler became Germany’s chancellor on JanuSS.

The 20th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Estonian) was a foreign infantry division of the Waffen-SS, an armed branch of the German Nazi Party that served alongside but was never formally part of the Wehrmacht during World War II. According to some sources, the division was under Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler's overall command but was not an integral part of the Schutzstaffel (SS).

The 1st and 2d SS had not been loaded with Luftwaffe and over-age replacements as had the other divisions. The artillery complement of the Sixth Panzer Army was very heavy, albeit limited in mobility by the paucity of selfpropelled battalions.

The four armored divisions had about tanks and armored assault guns, including 90 Tigers (Mark VI). Campaign In Russia: The Waffen SS on the Eastern Front The Epic of the Volunteer Wallonian Legion, A Unit of the Pan-European Waffen SS, as Told by Its Leader, Leon Degrelle The Russians came at dawn, the better part of two regiments, men and tanks silhouetted against the blood-red sun as they moved forward across the steppe.

CMH Home ; General Resources and Research; Research by Conflict and Time Period (Organized by time periods) CMH Series and Collections.

A German heavy tank battalion (German: "schwere Panzerabteilung", short: "s PzAbt") was a battalion-sized World War II tank unit of the German Army (–), equipped with Tiger I, and later Tiger II, heavy ally intended to fight on the offensive during breakthrough operations, the German late-war realities required it to be used in a defensive posture by providing heavy fire.

One is by William B. Folkestad called "PANZERJAGER: Tank Hunter" about Bernhard Averbeck who was in the Panzerjager Abteilung.

The other is "German Anti-Tank [Panzerjager] Troops in World War II" by Wolfgang Fleischer & Richard .THE GERMAN WORLD WAR II ORGANIZATIONAL SERIES 1/I Mechanized Army Formations and Waffen-SS Formations (3rd Revised Edition) 1/II-1 1 st and 2 nd Welle Army Infantry Divisions 1/II-2 3 rd and 4 th Welle Army Infantry Divisions 1/III Higher Headquarters — Mechanized GHQ Units — Static Units (2nd Revised Edition).