What it was like to fight Hitler's ideological troops in Normandy starting on D-Day, June 6, 1944
Regarded as Nazi Germany's elite military force, the Waffen SS had a reputation for ferocity on the battlefield and mercilessness to prisoners
Assesses the combat performance of American, British, and Canadian units against the Waffen SS
Included are accounts of well-known SS soldiers like Michael Wittmann and formations such as the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler and 12th SS Panzer Division Hitler Youth
Meticulously researched by a veteran military historian
About English, John A.
John A. English served thirty-seven years in the Canadian Army and completed master's and doctoral degrees in military history. He has taught at Queen's University and the U.S. Naval War College. He lives in Canada.