The Story of 7 SS-Freiwilligen Gebirgs Division
Autor(rzy): Bohumir Kudlicka,Radosław Szewczyk
Ilustrator: Thierry Vallet
The 7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division Prinz Eugen was a German mountain infantry division of the Waffen-SS, the armed wing of the German Nazi Party that served alongside but was never formally part of the Wehrmacht during World War II. Formed in 1941 from Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) volunteers and conscripts from the Banat, Independent State of Croatia (NDH), Hungary and Romania, it fought a counter-insurgency campaign against communist-led Yugoslav Partisan resistance forces in the Territory of the Military Commander in Serbia, NDH and Montenegro. It was given the title Prinz Eugen after Prince Eugene of Savoy, an outstanding military leader of the Habsburg Empire who liberated the Banat and Belgrade from the Ottoman Empire in the Austro-Turkish War of 1716–1718. It was initially named the SS-Freiwilligen-Division Prinz Eugen (SS-Volunteer Division Prinz Eugen).
This lavishly illustrated book tells the story of this unit and its operations. Many previously unpublished photos are included, plus maps of the operational areas. Essential reading for armour enthusiasts and WW2 military enthusiasts and modellers.