Waffen-SS

REVIEW: 7th SS Mountain Division – Prinz Eugen at War 1941-45 – A History of the Division

Another great pictorial book that outlines the history of the 7th SS Mountain Division, Prince Eugen during World War II. It was given the title Prinz Eugen after Prince Eugene of Savoy, an outstanding military leader of the Habsburg Empire who liberated the Banat and Belgrade from the Ottoman Empire in the Austro-Turkish War of …

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REVIEW: The Germans in Normandy by Richard Hargreaves

Richard Hargreaves’ thorough analysis of the German defense of Normandy through the summer of 1944 provides “the other side of the story” for readers who based their understanding of the campaign on memoirs and studies presented from the Allied point of view. The Germans in Normandy is a detailed, yet highly readable account of the …

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Freund (2017) World War 2 short films

WWII SHORT FILM: Freund (2017) – Moral of a German Sniper

This 7-minute WWII Short film, “Freund”, features the story of a German sniper (Dieter) who questions the morality of his actions after coming face to face with his enemy. Directed By: Nathan Cragun and Produced By: Nathan Cragun, Kyle Poppitz & Mohammad Sawwan. Nathan Cragun has created a second WWII short film, called “Esperanca“, covering …

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SS-Sturmmann Otto Funk, SS-Aufklärungs Kompanie 15, carrying ammo box for MG 42 of SS-Schütze Klaus Schuh, around 2-30 pm in Rots, Normandy. 9 June 1944.

Otto Funk and his unit in Normandy: Now & Then

You’ve probably seen one of the most famous photographs taken in Normandy, 1944, already that show the young Waffen-SS soldier Otto Funk with a ‘Thousand Yard Stare’. Funk was only 18 years old at that time, had been fighting continuously for days; almost no sleep and Allied planes were interfering with every German move which …

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“1944” Released in UK as “1944: Forced To Fight”

Good news for Europeans who were waiting to have the subtitled version of the Estonian World War II Movie “1944” (in Germany released as Brüder / Feinde). The movie has been released in the United Kingdom (also available to all other European countries) as “1944: Forced to Fight” The DVD comes with English subtitles and …

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Book Between Giants Prit Buttar

REVIEW: Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II by Prit Buttar

With the exception of Poland, no region or territory suffered more greatly during World War II than the Baltic States. Caught between the giants of the Soviet Union and the Third Reich, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia became pawns in the desperate battle for control of Eastern Europe throughout the course of World War II. This …

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Inside the Conference Room of the Berghof (Credits: Eric Abels)

Unseen pictures from inside Hitler’s Berghof ruins

The Berghof began as a much smaller chalet called Haus Wachenfeld, a holiday home built during the first World War by Kommerzienrat Otto Winter, a businessman from Buxtehude. This was located near the Platterhof, the former Pension Moritz where Hitler had stayed in 1922–23. In 1928, Winter’s widow rented Haus Wachenfeld to Hitler and his half-sister Angela …

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History of the Totenkopf's Panther-Abteilung

REVIEW: History of the Totenkopf’s Panther-Abteilung by Ian Michael Wood

This book is the culmination of 15 years of research dealing with I/SS-Panzer Regiment 3, from its inception in 1942, when it was equipped with Panzer III’s and IV’s, until its conversion to the Panther tank during late 1943. The book covers the history of I/SS-Panzer Regiment 3 when it was equipped with Panther tanks. …

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1944 Movie Estonian Waffen-SS

“1944” Movie on the Estonian Waffen-SS available!

Good news for enthusiast of war movies! The long-awaited Estonian World War II Movie 1944 has been released today, 6 October 2015, on the German Amazon website, which is good news for Europeans who will be able to play the DVD. The Blu-Ray DVD is called “Brüder Feinde” (translated Brothers Enemies). Running time is 100 …

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