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The histories of the first three SS corps are well known - the actions of I, II, and III (Germanic) SS-Panzerkorps and their subordinate divisions, including the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, Das Reich, Hitlerjugend, Hohenstaufen, Frundsberg, and Nordland divisions, have been thoroughly documented and publicized. 

Overlooked in this pantheon is another SS corps that never fought in the west or in Berlin but one that participated in many of the key battles fought on the Eastern Front during the last year of the war - the IV SS-Panzerkorps. Activated during the initial stages of the defense of Warsaw in late July 1944, the corps, consisting of both the 3. and 5. SS-Panzer Divisions (Totenkopf and Wiking, respectively) was born in battle and spent the last 10 months of the war in combat, figuring prominently in the battles of Warsaw, the attempted Relief of Budapest, Operation Spring Awakening, the defense of Vienna, and the withdrawal into Austria where it finally surrendered to US forces in May 1945.   

Herbert Otto Gille's IV SS-Panzerkorps was renowned for its tenacity, high morale and, above all, its lethality, whether conducting a hard-hitting counterattack or a stubborn defense in situations where its divisions were hopelessly outnumbered.

©2019 Douglas E. Nash, Sr. (P)2020 Tantor

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An interesting look at the Battle for Warsaw from the German - Wehrmacht - SS - point of view spoiled by the narrator
's insistence on 'wrapping his tongue' around German and more particularly - Waffen SS - terminology and military rankings.
Much better if the narrator had used normal English pronunciations instead of trying to perform irritating linguistic acrobatics to the point where some of the ranks and nomenclature of various German military units are unrecognisable to the casual listener.
I bought it and paid for it so -- I let it run to the end. NOT a 'book' I will listen to again.

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  • 01-11-2020

Excellent top to bottom

Very well researched and presented. Naration was steady and avoided trying to interject a sense of drama.

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  • HistoricalReader
  • 13-09-2020

Outstanding history and narration.

I have all of Nash’s books and was pleased to see one appear on Audible. Definitely looking forward to Volume II.

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  • 21-05-2021

Narrow Focus

The author does not set the context either in political or military terms.
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-2021

exceptionally good

truly one of the best books on the eastern front that I have ever read. highly detailed account but holds ones attention to every word. narration is also superb with even the most testing of terminology and German language pronounced faultlessly. greatly looking forward to part 2. thank you.

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  • jules
  • 26-12-2020

superb

wow an amazing, gripping book well researched with detailed information. a must for anyone with an interest in the war on the eastern front.

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  • 30-10-2020

Looking forward for next volume

Very-very interesting book. I am looking forward for the next volume.
Special congrats for the narrator.

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