Panzerdivision Frundsberg: Ukraine – Normandie 1944
Thanks to veterans’ testimonies of dozens, surviving march diaries, unpublished documents and archives, it was possible to precisely restore the terrible engagements of the 10.SS-Panzerdivision “Frundsberg” on the Galician plains in Ukraine (Buczacz sector) and the Normandy bocage.
Engaged late in June 1944, the “Frundsberger” fought around hills 112 and 113 near Caen for more than a month before being thrown further west. The rapid deterioration of the German military situation after the operation on Mortain led to the strategic withdrawal of the Division, which would now engage in rearguard combat. Barenton, Fromentel, Putanges, Trun, Saint-Lambert, Mont-Ormel, so many localities that sounded the death knell for the units of the “Frundsberg” managing to extract themselves from the Falaise Pocket. The withdrawal turned into a general retreat for the German army and only a third of the initial troops of the 10.SS-Panzerdivision “Frundsberg” were able to cross the Seine.
A reference work on one of the most famous Panzerdivision, for all specialists of German units engaged in Normandy 1944 and military history enthusiasts!
Please note that this book is written in French
Author: Stephan Cazenave
Photos & docs: 760+
Physical: Hardcover, 305x216mm, portrait