This book chronicles the Tigers associated with “Das Reich” from the beginning to the bitter end: 8./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2; schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 102; and schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502.
Among other aspects of its history, the fighting around Kharkov, during Operation “Zitadelle”, at Normandy, on the Oder and at the Halbe Pocket in the final days of the war, are chronicled for the reader. This is an exceptional unit history.
For the first time, this famous formation receives a complete unit history devoted entirely to it. While the photographic coverage of the “Das Reich” boys was exhaustive in Tigers in Combat 2, this book ties it altogether.
Hard cover, large format (9″x12″), 396 pages, 8 pages of color, several hundred photos, scores of maps, lots of first-hand accounts, exhaustive appendices listing camouflage, markings, tank commanders, duty positions through the battalion, every existing monthly status report and a sampling of award recommendations.
ISBN 0921991 83-5