Grenadiers: The Story of Waffen SS General Kurt "Panzer" Meyer

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Stackpole Books, May 26, 2005 - History - 432 pages
• Reprint of the classic World War II memoir
German General Kurt "Panzer" Meyer's autobiography is a fascinating insight into the mind of one of Germany's most highly decorated and successful soldiers of World War II. If you love small-unit actions, this is the book for you. Follow Meyer with the 1st SS-Panzer Division "Leibstandarte" and the 12th SS-Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend," from the first day of the war in Poland, through service in France, Russia, and Greece, up until his capture in Normandy in 1944 and his postwar trials and tribulations.
 

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Vivid language, good storyteller, but sometimes a Little too much "Hollywood" in the heroic descriptions...but surely a very fascinating read. Read full review

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hope i can find more in this series because this book is better than any ww2 history class i ever took!! Read full review

Contents

Preface
From Prague to the Western Front
Into France
The Formation of the Reconnaissance Battalion at Metz
Into Greece
The Crossing to Peloponnesus
The Struggle against the Soviet Union
From Sasselje to Cherson
The Counterattack
SSPanzerDivision Hitlerjugend
The Invasion
The Final Fighting around Caen
From the Evacuation of Caen to the Falaise Pocket
The Employment of the 12 SSPanzerDivision Hitlerjugend from the
Imprisonment in England
Back to Germany

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Kurt Meyer (1910-1961) was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords for his exploits during World War II.

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