The military career of Jochen Peiper, one of the most valiant and decorated officers of the Waffen SS, told through the main battles and campaigns, which involved the units under his command, especially the armored Kampfgruppen of the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler.
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|Auteur 1||Massimiliano Afiero|
|Date de publication||September 2018|
|Illustrations||334 archival photos, 8 color profiles|
La carrière de Jochen Peiper, l'un des plus brillant officiers décoré de la Waffen SS, est raconté dans cet ouvrage. Le récit, richement illustré, décrit son parcours avec les unités qu'il a commandé au front, et en particulier la division blindé Kampfgruppen de la Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler.
It starts from the fighting on the front Kharkov, between February and March 1943, passing through the fighting for the salient of Kursk, the intervention in Italy, the new campaign on the Ukrainian front between autumn and winter of 1943-44, fighting on the front of Normandy, the counter-offensive in the Ardennes, until the last fighting on the Hungarian front and in Austria.
The analysis of the various battles told through the testimonies of the direct protagonists, the war reports of the period, the original documents, without forgetting the involvement in some war crimes, all accompanied as always, by an exceptional iconographic apparatus, maps, documents and images, coming from the military archives all over the world and from the main private collections, to make the discussion of the topics even more compelling and realistic.
I enjoyed reading this book and looking through the photographs provided. I found myself torn between the man covered in this book and the man I have always been lead to think of; the result is a book that made me think of Joachim Peiper in a new way and question what I thought I knew about him…
Kagero and author Massimiliano Afiero have made a very nice job of this history piece which I think many interested in the history of WW2 will enjoy.
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