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
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.
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
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
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
‘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.
I assured him, that we tankers had worn the death's head on our uniforms well before the SS-units. I then expressed my desires, and the American lieutenant ...
Author: Otto Carius
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
WWII began with a metallic roar as the German Blitzkrieg raced across Europe, spearheaded by the most dreaded weapon of the 20th century: the Panzer. No German tank better represents that thundering power than the infamous Tiger, and Otto Carius was one of the most successful commanders to ever take a Tiger into battle, destroying well over 150 enemy tanks during his incredible career.
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
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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.
The skin was unusually hard, dry and tight, and gave the gaunt face the appearance of a death's-head. “Naw,” Leiper said, returning the hat to his head, ...
Author: KENNETH TUCKER
With the cessation of the Indian Wars, Silas Magby believed that Western Kentucky would be safe for his wife and children. But then the Harpes came—two mysterious brothers, Micajah and Wiley, with three devoted women followers, leaving a wake of ghoulish and seemingly motiveless murders—men, women, children, infants, bludgeoned, stabbed, shot, or set on fire. Earlier Magby had participated in a fruitless attempt to capture the brothers, but word comes that they are seeking him to enact retaliation. Now Magby must somehow stop the brothers before they can kill his wife and children. Although fiction, A Wilderness of Tigers based upon one of the earliest recorded serial killer rampages. In the 1790’s roughly 35 persons were murdered by the Harpe brothers. Kenneth Tucker has woven a haunting story whose characters linger beyond a final page of history or text." Katherine C. Kurk, Kentucky Philological Review "Tucker tells a fascinating story of these evil doers... It's an interesting part of our history..." Jesse Stuart Foundation. "Tucker effectively uses dialogue and and clear, graphic details to bring to light a sad chapter in Kentucky's history." Steve Flairty, Kentucky Monthly About The Author
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
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.
She rolled her head, almost to the point of passing out. ... pain was too great, and her smile came out as a shattered rictus, like a grinning death's head.
Author: Theodore Wild
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Nineteen years old, author Theodore Wild volunteered for the draft. Promised a two-year commitment rather than the requisite three for an enlisted soldier, he harbored no illusions about where he’d be going. He was shipped to South Vietnam with Charlie Company 5/46 Infantry and later transferred to Bravo Company 4/21st Infantry, Big Bad Bravo. In Lions and Tigers and Cong, he narrates a compendium of times, places, and people who shared his journey from boy to man, a journey that lasted twenty-two months. Raw and evocative, Lions and Tigers and Cong offers a firsthand account of the day-to-day lives of young American soldiers. It draws from personal experience as well as shares stories, legends, tales, and remembrances of those who fought in Vietnam’s jungles, mountains, and rice paddies. This is the story of a group of men whose love for one another and need for one another were eclipsed only by the danger that shaped their lives.
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
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.
Stories of Britons in India meeting horrifying deaths by tiger were reported in the Calcutta ... grasped the unfortunate Munro by the head and bounded off .
Author: Susan Stronge
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
"Tipu's Tiger is one of the Victoria and Albert Museum's most enduringly famous and fascinating objects. It was made for Tipu Sultan. the ruler of Mysore, who was killed by the British in 1799 during the final onslaught on his island capital, Seringapatam. After the victory, his treasury was seized and its precious contents rapidly divided between the soldiers of the East India Company army. The spectacular wooden tiger survived, however. Discovered in the music room of the palace, it was shipped to the Company's new musuem in London in 1800." "This book tells the story of the tiger's travels from India to the V&A showing how it has inspired artists and authors, and frightened or entertained the public since its first appearance in England." --Book Jacket.