"Panzergrenadiers to the Front" plus Companion Map Book

Published: April 11th, 2017     
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Author: A.Stephan Hamilton
Reviewed by: 
Allan Murrel, IPMS# 49715
Company: Casemate Publishing
ISBN #: 9781910777138
Other Publication Information: With Color Maps
Price: $75.00

The book goes into details of the formation, deployment and combat actions of the Panzergrenadier Division “Brandenburg” on the eastern front on the last few months of World War Two. The hardback book comes with a companion book of all the campaign maps with corresponding references to the book pages and chapters.

This is the first book to take a deep look at the famous Panzergrenadier-Division 'Brandenburg' from its formation and its five-month campaign in the Eastern Front at the end of the Second World War.

'Brandenburg' was created in December 1944 from several burnt-out commando regiments and the remnants of a few conventional units supplied by the Ersatzheer.

The unit fought in some of the most dramatic and relatively unknown late war battles in Poland, Silesia, Saxony, and Czechoslovakia. The book has been created by using many never before published accounts by soldiers who were with the unit in the final months of the war.

I found this book fascinating and made me aware of a lot of facts I have never heard before. The writing style is very factual a little dry at times, This made the book a little heavy going at times but well worth reading to the end.

There are very few pictures in this book which is a shame as that would have helped make the book a little less dry.

I recommend this book to everyone with a deep interest in the late part of the war on the Eastern Front but beware it is heavy going.

Thanks go to Casemate Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

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