Grenadiers: The Story of Waffen SS General Kurt "Panzer" Meyer (Stackpole Military History Series)
German basic Kurt "Panzer" Meyer's autobiography is an interesting perception into the brain of 1 of Germany's so much hugely embellished and winning squaddies of global warfare II. if you happen to love small-unit activities, this is often the ebook for you. keep on with Meyer with the first SS-Panzer department "Leibstandarte" and the twelfth SS-Panzer department "Hitlerjugend," from the 1st day of the conflict in Poland, via carrier in France, Russia, and Greece, up until eventually his seize in Normandy in 1944 and his postwar trials and tribulations.
submit for a number of hours and spoke to the commander-in-chief of the five. Panzer-Armee, common der Panzertruppen Eberbach, in addition to to the commanding common of the I. SS-Panzer-Korps, Sepp Dietrich, and to the commander of the 21. Panzer-Division, Feuchtinger, who had all arrived meanwhile. After analyzing front, von Kluge despatched a entire file at the real scenario to Hitler. in the course of the past week the enemy had carried out raids within the division’s quarter. Radio intercepts gave us.
for each little bit of information with all our hearts. the previous crimson protect soldier was once no longer more than pleased whilst he heard of Germany’s severe army state of affairs, in particular at the jap entrance. He didn't view a Russian victory with eagerness. that straightforward Russian soldier appeared to comprehend extra approximately Russian motive than the fathers of the Casablanca Treaty. In any occasion he had a sounder intuition than Sir Samuel Hoare, whose reaction to a caution letter from Franco, the Spanish Head of nation, on 25 February.
shirt and a coat. At that time we have been more-or-less protected from the chilly, yet we appeared extra like a band of robbers than Germans infantrymen. in the beginning of October, americans seemed less than the command of an MP significant and we have been installed a truck. Our shield was once very robust; back, lets now not give some thought to attempting to get away. We arrived at Reims that night at a police station that the MPs have been utilizing. The cells have been choked with rampaging Negroes. They have been inebriated with victory. the following.
The deliberate 1919 offensive, yet by no means observed motion. The tanks have been pressured away part an hour later via our a hundred and fifty mm rounds. the line to St. Etienne used to be open. subsequent morning the I./Leibstandarte SS “Adolf Hitler” (mot.) entered the city and took numerous hundred French captive. At 2145 hours we heard a truce among Italy and France were signed. The scuffling with in France had ended. used to be this the top of the warfare? We have been involved to listen to of the prepared demarcation line and we needed to withdraw from.
occurred in the course of the first days of the scuffling with, whilst stipulations have been chaotic and remnants of coastal devices have been nonetheless in my zone. They occurred at a time while i used to be a regimental commander and never approved to regulate troops in addition to my very own. Following my appointment as a divisional commander, whilst I obtained complete command authority over the divisional zone, the location grew to become extra bearable and no additional abuses happened. i've got grew to become to you, Sir, a soldier with massive wrestle.