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

Danish Volunteers of the Waffen-SS: Freikorps Danmark 1941-43
Autor: Jens Pank Bjerregaard, Lars Larsen
Data publikacji: 2017-10
ISBN: 9781911512707
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 30.5 x 22.2 x 2 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 330
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  c 580 b/w photos, maps
The book 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 which had to fight communism and, from its beginning, it was controlled from Denmark and put under the control of the SS-Division Totenkopf and 1. SS-Brigade during its efforts on the Eastern Front. It was a relatively small corps, which almost entirely consisted of Danish volunteers; during their two efforts on the Eastern Front, they suffered heavy casualties. In 1943, the High Command of Waffen-SS decided to abolish Freikorps Danmark and the personnel had to enter a new German division, which was directly controlled by Waffen-SS. The source of material for this book has been gathered from the photo collections of the old volunteers, which means that many of the photos have never been seen before.

About the Author

Jens is 57 years old and lives in Aarhus, Jutland. He has four grown-up children and a grandchild. He had a family member who joined the Waffen-SS in 1943 and was reported missing in Russia in 1944. For the past 20 years, he has spent a lot of his spare time finding out what happened to him and other Danes who still were missing from the Second World War. As a result, he has met approximately 20 of the old volunteers. Lars is 35 years old and lives in Randers, Jutland with his wife and five-year-old son. He works as a bricklayer and his leisure interest is the Second World War - especially the Danes who fought for the Germans. He has known approximately 30 of the volunteers who fought for Adolf Hitler in the SS, but most of them have passed away due to old age. He also spends a lot of his time at the Danish Archives, where he searches for information covering the period 1940-1945.

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