Das Reich Tiger Commander: SS-Hauptsturmführer Philipp Theiss
Das Reich Tiger Commander traces the history of Philipp Theiss, whose connection to the Third Reich organisations began at an early age when he joined the Deutsches Jungvolk. Theiss carried on through the Hitlerjugend, Reichs Arbeits Dienst, SS-Verfügungstruppen and finally, the Waffen-SS. His service in the Waffen-SS took him through various component units of the SS-Division Das Reich, including SS-Regiments Der Führer and Langemarck, then finally the schwere Panzer Kompanie, with SS officer training at Bad Tölz during that time too.
Philipp fought with the Panzer Kompanie in Kharkov and Kursk, being killed in action on 15 July 1943; at that point, he was the Acting Kompanie Commander.
Philipp’s story is told through more than 270 photographs, almost 30 documents and 70 letters / fieldpost cards. Besides tracing his story, his wife Else features throughout the book. Life for her and some of Philipp’s Kameraden, following Philipp’s death, is covered towards the end of the book.
Author: Peter Mooney
Photos: 270 b&w & colour
Colour documents & Field post letters: 100
Physical: Hardcover, 303x217mm, landscape