VII. Battalion LSSAH 1942
This book documents the history of the Leibstandarte’s Guard Battalion in 1942. The subject has not been covered in any detail before now but comes with the added benefit of seeing life within the Guard Battalion through the eyes 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 authorisation 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’.
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 number of frontline photos.
This unique book combines these three main sections by using 23 documents, 113 colour illustrations and 123 photographs. The finished book is presented in A4 hardback format, with full-colour pages and is dual English & German language.
Loyalty and Honour Publishing are pleased to be able to present such a unique, combined literary offering and are confident of the pleasure it will provide to those that want to learn more about the various aspects of that historical era.
Author: Peter Mooney
Photos: 120+ photos, 20+ documents, 110+ full colour illustrations
Language: Dual English & German
Physical: Hardcover, 300x210mm, portrait