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SS Panzergrenadier: A True Story Of World War II
4090. This is the autobiographical true story and personal narrative of the German side of WWII. The author recounts the reasons that led him to decide to join the Waffen-SS in 1943 at the age of 16. He details his service in the German Labor Service (RAD) prior to induction into and training with the W-SS in 1944. The author recounts his extensive schooling prior to posti ...more
Hardcover, 402 pages
Published December 31st 2001 by Hans Schmidt Pub
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Sep 08, 2008 A Melcher rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: history students, Army veterans
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Hans Schmidt was a German teenager who served in the I.W/SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte in the final campaigns of World War II. Schmidt was in the Ardennes Offensive, 'the battle of the Bulge' (German soldiers suffered from frostbite and trenchfoot too), and at the Ostfront in the final days of his Division's combat. Anyone with an interest in the topics of a child growing up in 1930s Germany, details of Youth and RAD service, and the little aspects of a Waffen-SS soldier's life--training, uni ...more