VII. Battalion LSSAH 1942 documents the history of the Leibstandarte’s Guard Battalion during 1942.
This subject has never been covered in any detail before now, but comes with the added benefits of seeing life within the Guard Battalion through the eyes of some of those that served within it.
It is divided into three main sections, with the first section tracing the evolution of this Battalion from the IV. (Guard) Battalion, through to the V. (Guard) Battalion and onto the VII. Battalion, all tracked using the official authorization documents.
The second section is a full colour illustrated diary compiled by Kurt Pfötsch, who served in the VII. Battalion during 1942. It provides a superb insight into the life of those men and contains realistic graphic images, as well as an injection of ‘soldier’s humour’; this section is a unique feast for the eyes!
The final section covers the contents of the original photo album and some documents belonging to Hans Dasberg, who also served in the VII. Battalion in 1942. In this section, you can view images of Lichterfelde, the Reich’s Chancellery, the funeral of Reinhard Heydrich and a small quantity of front-line photos.
Mooney, Peter. Hard cover. 8.27″ x 11.69″. 308 gloss pages. English and German text. 23 documents. 113 full colour illustrations. 123 photographs. 3.97 lbs/1.8 kg.