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17th waffen-ss panzergrenadier division “goetz von berlichingen” – an illus

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17th waffen-ss panzergrenadier division “goetz von berlichingen” – an illus

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The 17th Waffen-SS Panzergrenadier Division “Götz von Berlichingen” was one of the few SS formations to be employed exclusively on the western front during World War II. From the time of its formation in France in 1943, “Götz von Berlichingen” saw bitter and bloody fighting in Normandy, the Seine front, Metz, the Saar, the Palatinate, and later the defense of the west wall until the final battles in Germany. Despite the overwhelming superiority of Allied forces, the units that comprised the division always managed to offer dogged resistance, counterattacking ferociously, and defending every foot of ground with great courage and determination. The units of “Götz von Berlichingen” received praise, not only from the German high command, but also earned the respect of its Allied adversaries. In addition, the “Götz von Berlichingen” division was never involved in any war crimes, nor in crimes against civilians. Detailed operational history, rare combat images, maps, and personality profiles make this book the definitive history of “Götz von Berlichingen.”