Tigers of the Death s Head

Tigers of the Death s Head

This detailed history of the Tiger Company of Nazi Germany's notorious "Death's Head" panzer division of the Waffen-SS covers the armored combat at Kursk, Warsaw, and other battles on the Eastern Front.

Author: Ian Michael Wood

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811713139

Category: History

Page: 304

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This detailed history of the Tiger Company of Nazi Germany's notorious "Death's Head" panzer division of the Waffen-SS covers the armored combat at Kursk, Warsaw, and other battles on the Eastern Front. Based on after-action reports, war diaries, and personal accounts from veterans, this all-encompassing title includes numerous detailed photos of Tiger tanks and the men who crewed them. Essential reference for modelers, historians, armor fans, and World War II enthusiasts.
Categories: History

Hitler s Death s Head Division

Hitler s Death s Head Division

Formally published as The Curse of the Death Head, this book is the story of the infamous SS Totenkopf Division.

Author: Rupert Butler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844152056

Category: History

Page: 254

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Formally published as The Curse of the Death Head, this book is the story of the infamous SS Totenkopf Division. The soldiers wore the sinister silver insignia of the Death's Head on their collars, and they were feared, hated and respected as one of the premier devisions on the Waffen-SS. In the early days of the war in Russia, the division covered itself in glory, but in defeat the men of the Totenkopf crashed to shame and ignominy, leaving behind a legacy of loathing unique in the annals of the battlefield
Categories: History

Sibanda and the Death s Head Moth

Sibanda and the Death s Head Moth

Tigers were everywhere and they were man eaters. They roamed in among the rural villages. It was not unusual for a man visiting the bath house to be eaten ...

Author: C M Elliott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472130518

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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'Fans of Alexander McCall Smith will love Scotty Elliott's Sibanda series' Sunday Times (SA) Detective Sibanda and Sergeant Ncube are back! Two bodies are discovered near Gubu, one burning at the base of a tree struck by lightning and, on the banks of the Zambezi, a second killing which threatens to tear Detective Sibanda's life apart. The victims are not connected as one is a foreign wildlife researcher and the other a local driver, but Sibanda's intuition tells him the murders are linked. The only clues are a fragment of material found in the brain of one victim, a puncture wound in the thigh of the other, and a diary full of coded names. As the men investigate further, they find links to an ivory smuggling gang and in their pursuit of the killer, Sibanda and Ncube not only have to cope with their temperamental Landrover, their chief inspector's lack of cooperation, but a rough and remote landscape full of wild and dangerous adventure. Praise for C. M. Elliott: "C.M. Elliott has created a lively cast of characters and an intricate, clever plot..." - Margaret von Klemperer, The Witness "A thrilling detective yarn and a finely-drawn picture of the counterpoint between the gentle music of the bush and the harsher notes of poachers' deadly gunfire - The Citizen
Categories: Fiction

History of English Drama 1660 1900

History of English Drama 1660 1900

THU TIM Thumping Legacy ( Morton , J. M. , Tiger Hunters of the Prairies = Pirates 1843 ) ... R. , Tigers of the Sea = Death's Head Dick , 1813 ) , iv .

Author: Nicoll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521109337

Category: Drama

Page: 580

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Nicoll's History, which tells the story of English drama from the reopening of the theatres at the time of the Restoration right through to the end of the Victorian period, was viewed by Notes and Queries (1952) as 'a great work of exploration, a detailed guide to the untrodden acres of our dramatic history, hitherto largely ignored as barren and devoid of interest'.
Categories: Drama

The Death s Head Chess Club

The Death s Head Chess Club

Another hit: not a killing hit, but the tank was immobilized. ... the battle raged: two Tigers had crested the hill and had started firing on the T-34s.

Author: John Donoghue

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782393122

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Can you ever forgive the unforgivable? In 1962, Emil Clment comes face to face with Paul Meissner at a chess tournament in Holland. They haven't seen one another in almost two decades. Clment, once known only as The Watchmaker, is a Jewish former inmate of Auschwitz. Whilst there, he was forced to play chess against Nazi guards. If he won, he could save a fellow prisoner's life; if he lost, he would lose his own. Meissner, a soft-spoken priest, was also at Auschwitz. He was the SS Officer who forced The Watchmaker to play...
Categories: Fiction

Survival Squad Search and Rescue

Survival Squad  Search and Rescue

A picture on the cupboard door (drawn by Andy) showed a savage tiger and a death's head. Under the picture was written: TIGER PATROL DANGER – KEEP OUT!

Author: Jonathan Rock

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409024958

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 228

There's a reason they're known as the Survival Squad... It's winter and the snow is falling thick and fast. The Tiger Patrol are learning to ski, building snow shelters, and igloos. They're even working with the local search and rescue team. Then they're caught in a snow blizzard and a young girl is missing in the snow... Time is running out for the Survival Squad.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Tigers in Combat

Tigers in Combat

The Panzer IIIs bore the divisional insignia—a Totenkopf (“Death's Head”)—painted in white on the right hull front. This insignia was not applied to the ...

Author: Wolfgang Schneider

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811769211

Category: History

Page: 368

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• Hundreds of photos--many of them rare--of Tiger tanks and their crews • Color illustrations by Jean Restayn focus on markings, camouflage, and insignia • Inventories and timelines for each unit In this follow-up to Tigers in Combat I (0-8117-3171-5), Wolfgang Schneider turns his attention to the Tiger tanks of the Waffen-SS and the Wehrmacht's "named" units, such as the Großdeutschland Division, Company Hummel, and Tiger Group Meyer. Based on combat diaries, the text tells the history of each unit, but most of the book is devoted to photos of the tanks and the men who manned them. It offers as unique and comprehensive a look at these lethal machines as is possible decades after World War II.
Categories: History

SS Leibstandarte

SS Leibstandarte

SS-Leibstandarte also provides a full combat record of the division, which fought on both fronts during World War II. The book outlines the unit’s involvement in the fall of France, its service on the Eastern Front, the desperate attempts ...

Author: Rupert Butler

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782742968

Category: History

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‘I swear to thee, Adolf Hitler, as Führer and Chancellor of the German Reich, loyalty and bravery. I vow to thee, and to the superiors whom thou shalt appoint, obedience unto death, so help me God.’ – SS Oath of Loyalty The divisions of the Waffen-SS were the elite of Hitler’s armies in World War II. SS-Leibstandarte is an in-depth examination of the first Waffen-SS unit to be formed, the SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. The book explores the background of the unit’s formation, including its origins as the Führer’s bodyguard, the men it recruited, the key figures involved in the division, its organization, training, uniforms and insignia. SS-Leibstandarte also provides a full combat record of the division, which fought on both fronts during World War II. The book outlines the unit’s involvement in the fall of France, its service on the Eastern Front, the desperate attempts to throw the Allies out of Normandy after D-Day, and the final, fruitless attempts to relieve Budapest and save Vienna from the Red Army. Illustrated with rare photographs and written by an acknowledged expert, SS- Leibstandarte is a definitive history of one of Nazi Germany’s most effective fighting units of World War II.
Categories: History

Michael Wittmann the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in WWII

Michael Wittmann   the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in WWII

On his head was a Russian shapka with a death's head on the front. Wittmann couldn't help but run into him: 'Quax, man, dress more sensibly!

Author: Patrick Agte

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811769266

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 799

German Panzer ace Michael Wittmann was by far the most famous tank commander on any side in World War II, destroying 138 enemy tanks and 132 anti-tank guns with his Tiger. This classic of armored warfare is both combat biography and unit history, as Patrick Agte focuses on the life and career of Wittmann but also includes his fellow Tiger commanders in the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. Volume 1 covers the Eastern Front, where Wittmann racked up more than 100 kills and participated in the Battle of Kursk in 1943.
Categories: History

Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1943 1945

Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front  1943   1945

Ian Michael Wood, Tigers of the Death's Head: SS Totenkopf Division's Tiger Company (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2013), pp. 50.

Author: Robert Forczyk

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473880924

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 806

By 1943, after the catastrophic German defeat at Stalingrad, the Wehmachts panzer armies gradually lost the initiative on the Eastern Front. The tide of the war had turned. Their combined arms technique, which had swept Soviet forces before it during 1941 and 1942, had lost its edge. Thereafter the war on the Eastern Front was dominated by tank-led offensives and, as Robert Forczyk shows, the Red Armys mechanized forces gained the upper hand, delivering a sequence of powerful blows that shattered one German defensive line after another. His incisive study offers fresh insight into how the two most powerful mechanized armies of the Second World War developed their tank tactics and weaponry during this period of growing Soviet dominance. He uses German, Russian and English sources to provide the first comprehensive overview and analysis of armoured warfare from the German and Soviet perspectives. This major study of the greatest tank war in history is compelling reading.
Categories: History

From the Realm of a Dying Sun Volume III

From the Realm of a Dying Sun  Volume III

Wood, Ian M., Tigers of the Death's Head: SS Totenkopf Division's Tiger Company (Mechanicsburg, VA: Stackpole Books, 2013). Yerger, Mark, German Cross in ...

Author: Douglas E. Nash

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612009575

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 899

In the closing months of World War II, with Budapest’s fall on 12 February 1945 and the breakout attempt by the IX SS-Gebirgskorps having failed, the only thing the IV. SS-Panzerkorps could do was fall back to a more defensible line and fortify the key city of Stuhlweissenburg. Exhausted after three relief attempts in January 1945 and outnumbered by the ever-increasing power of Marshal Tolbukhin’s Third Ukrainian Front, SS-Obergruppenführer Gille’s veterans dug in for a lengthy period of defensive warfare. However, Adolf Hitler had not forgotten about the Hungarian theater of operations nor the country’s rich oilfields and was sending help. To the detriment of the defense of Berlin, SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich’s legendary 6. Panzerarmee was on its way, not to retake Budapest, but to encircle and destroy Tolbukhin’s forces and completely reverse the situation in south-eastern Europe in Hitler’s favor. This overly ambitious offensive, known as Frühlingserwachen (Spring Awakening), was soon bogged down in the face of resolute Soviet defenses aided by the springtime thaw. Heralded as Nazi Germany’s last great offensive of World War II, it resulted in great losses to Hitler’s last armored reserve in exchange for only minor gains. Though it played a supporting role during the battle, the IV. SS-Panzerkorps was soon caught up in its aftermath, after the Red Army launched its Vienna Operation that nearly swept the armies of Heeresgruppe Süd from the battlefield. Withdrawing into Austria, Gille’s battered corps attempted to bar the route into Germany, while the Red Army bore down on Vienna. Forced to endure relentless Soviet attacks as well as the caustic leadership of the 6. Armee commander, General Hermann Balck, the men of the IV. SS-Panzerkorps fought their way through Austria to reach the safety of the demarcation line where it finally surrendered to U.S. forces on 9 May 1945 after nearly a year of relentless campaigning.
Categories: History

From the Realm of a Dying Sun Volume 2

From the Realm of a Dying Sun  Volume 2

Wood, Ian M. Tigers of the Death's Head: SS Totenkopf Division's Tiger Company (Mechanicsburg, VA: Stackpole Books, 2013). Yerger, Mark.

Author: Douglas E. Nash

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612008745

Category: History

Page: 552

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On Christmas Eve 1944, the men of the IV SS-Panzerkorps were preparing to celebrate the occasion as best they could. Taking advantage of the pause in the fighting around Warsaw, they looked forward to partaking in that most German of holidays, including the finest Christmas dinner their field kitchens could still prepare in this fifth year of the war. They had earned it too; after five months of unrelenting combat and the loss of many of their friends, troops from the corps headquarters, headquarters troops, and its two divisions—the 3rd SS Panzer Division “Totenkopf” and the 5th SS Panzer Division “Wiking”—were eagerly anticipating what the holiday would bring, including presents from home and perhaps sharing a bottle of schnapps or wine with their comrades. This was not to be, for that very evening, the corps commander, SS-Obergruppenführer Herbert Otto Gille, received a telephone call notifying him that the 35,000 men of his corps would begin boarding express trains the following day that would take them from the relative quiet of the Vistula Front to the front lines in Hungary, hundreds of kilometers away. Their mission: Relieve Budapest! Thus would begin the final round in the saga of the IV SS-Panzerkorps. In Hungary, it would play a key role in the three attempts to raise the siege of that fateful city. Threatened as much by their high command as by the forces of the Soviet Union, Gille and his troops overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their attempts to rescue the city’s garrison, only to have their final attack called off at the last minute. At that moment, they were only a few kilometers away from the objective towards which they had striven for nearly a month. After the relief attempt’s failure sealed the fate of hundreds of thousands of Hungarians and Germans, the only course of action remaining was to dig in and protect the Hungarian oilfields as long as possible.
Categories: History

Wild Cats of the World

Wild Cats of the World

Some of the dummies have been attacked by tigers. The most significant reduction in human deaths followed the 1987 introduction of inexpensive rubberized ...

Author: Mel Sunquist

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226779997

Category: Nature

Page: 452

View: 634

A detailed volume on thirty-six species of cats from around the world, from the two-pound black-footed cat to the 500-pound tiger, draws on a wide range of sources and provides information on each variety's characteristics, distribution, ecology, behavior, status in the wild, and conservation efforts.
Categories: Nature

Thunder at Prokhorovka

Thunder at Prokhorovka

Agte, P., Michael Wittmann and the Waffen-SS Tiger Commanders ofthe ... R., Hitler's Death's Head Division (Barnsley, 2004) Carius, O., Tigers in the Mud ...

Author: David Schranck

Publisher: Helion and Company

ISBN: 9781909384545

Category: History

Page: 612

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After the defeat at Stalingrad, Hitler had lost his momentum and was looking for a way to regain it. Operation Citadel was the intended means to fulfill that objective. If successful, a number of Soviet armies would be destroyed and the front line shortened, allowing for a better disposition of troops and a chance to rebuild Germany's exhausted reserves. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the operational events on both salients. It also includes critical analysis of both sides that points out errors of judgment or application that collectively had an important impact on campaign results. The book is highly annotated to give the reader additional sources to study and to provide additional perspectives to gain as complete an understanding of this critical campaign as possible. Besides an extensive text, the book's key strength is its mapping - 32 full-page color maps are accompanied by 7 large foldout sheets of maps, also in color. Together these specially commissioned maps provide a remarkably detailed guide to the combat operations. Thunder at Prokhorovka is destined to become an important reference to the Battle of Kursk.
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Legions of Death

Legions of Death

Also by Rupert Butler: THE BLACK ANGELS CURSE OF THE DEATH'S HEAD GESTAPO HAND OF STEEL HITLER'S YOUNG TIGERS Ecginng of $2M) The Nazi Enslavemem of Eastern ...

Author: Rupert Butler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844150427

Category: History

Page: 512

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The author reveals, in chilling detail, the plans for the wholesale killings and subjection of Eastern Europe, including the 'Final Solution' of the gas chambers. He also reveals Hitler's ruthless programme for France, the Low Countries and Scandinavia.This is a story not only of subjugation but also of heroism.This edition is a re-issue in one volume of Rupert Butler's
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BBC Wildlife

BBC Wildlife

Stephen Mills Author of Tiger Why does the deaths - head hawkmoth ( above ) have a skull - like design on its thorax ? Roger Daniels , Via email The death - mask pattern is an artefact of the disruptive and camouflaged coloration that ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123114758

Category: Animals

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Household Words

Household Words

The order was given to a compe- falcons , spread eagles , heads , wings , feathers , tent person ; and , after the usual family in- ... elephants , horses , asses , combination of monstrosities which were and death's heads and bones .

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000132898382

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

Household Words

Household Words

The order was given to a compe- falcons , spread eagles , heads , wings , feathers , tent person ; and , after the usual family in- ... elephants , horses , asses , combination of monstrosities which were and death's heads and bones .

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ISBN: OXFORD:555032019

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Soldiers of Destruction

Soldiers of Destruction

The SS Death's Head Division, 1933-1945 - Updated Edition Charles Sydnor ... and none of the coveted Tigers—whose production was snarled by wrangling and ...

Author: Charles Sydnor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691214160

Category: History

Page: 400

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Charles Sydnor relates the political and military experience of the SS Totenkopfdivision to the institutional development of the SS and the ideological objectives of Nazi Germany.
Categories: History

Told by the Death s Head

Told by the Death s Head

... allows himself to be devoured by lions and tigers ; crushed under foot by the rhinoceros ; bitten by serpents ... is placed on the banks of a river , and declared to be already dead , so that , should TOLD BY THE DEATH'S HEAD . 247.

Author: Mór Jókai

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ISBN: UIUC:30112082054708

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Page: 348

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