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NEW BOOKS
KNIGHT’S CROSS HOLDERS OF THE FALLSCHIRMJÄGER:
Hitler’s Elite Parachute Force at War, 1940-1945
Jeremy Dixon
• Mini-biographies of the 130 Knight’s Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger, Hitler’s elite paratroopers
• Details of soldiers’ promotions, medals, and decorations, including 200+ photographs
• The history of one of the most successful units during the Second World War
Presented here are the biographies of the 130 men of the Fallschirmjäger—Hitler’s elite paratroopers, who
won the Knight’s Cross and its higher grades. These men fought on nearly every front during the Second
World War, from their first action in Denmark in April 1940, to their last major battle at Monte Cassino. A
total of twenty-four Knight’s Crosses were awarded to Fallschirmjäger troops during the battles of Monte
Cassino and in the airborne invasion of Crete with the remainder awarded during the fighting in France,
Belgium, Holland, Italy, Russia, and at least one inNorthAfrica.These tough, elite soldiers parachuted behind
enemy lines and were one of the most successful units during the SecondWorldWar. The book gives details
of their promotions and other medals and decorations and is well illustrated with over 200 photographs.
Jeremy Dixon
has been interested in the Third Reich for thirty-five years and has written four books on
the subject. He lives in England and has collected photographs and postcards of Knight’s Cross recipients
for a number of years.
Size: 7" x 10" • 204 color & b/w images • 256 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4892-1 • hard cover • $45.00
FOR RELATED BOOKS SEE PAGE 49 • AVAILABLE IN JULY
GRENADIER DIVISIONS OF THE WAFFEN-SS
Rolf Michaelis
• Concise history of all 18 Waffen-SS grenadier divisions in WWII
• Details each unit’s formation and combat operations on a variety of war fronts
• Rare images include award documents, soldbuchs, and frontline photos
A detailed history of all 18 Waffen-SS grenadier divisions in World War II, including formation, combat
operations throughout the war, and final disposition at war’s end. Rare images—including soldbuchs and
award documents—and personal veteran accounts are featured, along with equipment, commanders, maps,
and charts. Included: 14. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (ukrainische Nr. 1); 15. Waffen-Grenadier-
Division der SS (lettische Nr. 1); 19. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr. 2); 20. Waffen-
Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische Nr. 1); 25. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS “Hunyadi” (ungarische
Nr. 1); 26. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS “Hungaria” (ungarischeNr. 2); 27. SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-
Division “Langemarck” (flämischeNr. 1); 28. SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division “Wallonien” (wallonische
Nr. 1); 29. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS “RONA” (russische Nr. 1); 29. Waffen-Grenadier-Division
der SS (italienische Nr. 1); 30. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (russische Nr. 2); 31. SS-Freiwilligen-
Grenadier-Division; 32. SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division “30. Januar”; 33. Waffen-Grenadier-Division
der SS “Charlemagne” (französischeNr. 1); 34. SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division “LandstormNederland”
(niederl. Nr. 2); 35. SS-Polizei-Grenadier-Division; 36.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS; 38. SS-Grenadier-
Division “Nibelungen.”
Rolf Michaelis
specializes in books on the Waffen-SS and has written over thirty to date, with many
available in English from Schiffer Books. He lives in Berlin.
Size: 6" x 9" • 186 b/w images • 256 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4837-2 • hard cover • $39.99
FOR RELATED BOOKS SEE PAGE 59 • AVAILABLE IN APRIL
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