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Hitler's gladiator : the life and times of Oberstgruppenführer and Panzergeneral-Oberst der Waffen-SS Sepp Dietrich

Author: Charles Messenger
Publisher: London ; Washington : Brassey's Defence Publishers, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book Charles Messenger has given us his product of deep research, drawing a broad picture of the story of the German nation from the end of one World War to the end of the next. The main thread running through it is drawn from the life and achievements of a man who, despite his close personal association with Adolf Hitler, his own humble origins and his intellectual limitations, was to prove an effective, if  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Messenger, Charles, 1941-
Hitler's gladiator.
London ; Washington : Brassey's Defence Publishers, 1988
(OCoLC)569310417
Online version:
Messenger, Charles, 1941-
Hitler's gladiator.
London ; Washington : Brassey's Defence Publishers, 1988
(OCoLC)607823507
Named Person: Sepp Dietrich; Sepp Dietrich; Sepp Dietrich; Sepp (Soldat) Dietrich
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Messenger
ISBN: 0080312071 9780080312071
OCLC Number: 15489855
Notes: The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Description: xvi, 245 pages, [40] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The early years, 1892-1918 --
Policeman and Oberlander, 1919-27 --
Hitler's bodyguard, 1927-33 --
SS Leibstandarte, 1933-39 --
Blitzkrieg, 1939-41 --
The Eastern front, 1941-43 --
Normandy, 1944 --
The Ardennes, 1944 --
Last flourish in the East, 1945 --
The Malmedy trial, 1945-46 --
War criminal and after, 1946-66 --
In perspective --
Appendixes. Text of the surrender terms agreed by Sepp Dietrich and Greek General Tsolakoglou on 20 April 1941 --
Waffen-SS divisions --
Waffen-SS ranks with US and British equivalents.
Responsibility: by Charles Messenger.

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