Hitler's Boy Soldiers

The Hitler Jugend Story
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Author(s): Hans Seidler
Original Publish Date: Apr 19, 2013
Product Number: EB00804360
Released: Feb 03, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781783400317
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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Description

Founded in 1922 the Hitler Youth movement was the second oldest Nazi group. Comprising male youths aged 14 18, by December 1936 membership stood at over 5 million. During the Second World War, the role of Hitlerjugend evolved from assisting with the postal, train and fire services into full war fighting. Recruits went into units such as the elite 12th SS Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend and we see graphic images of this Waffen-SS force in action both on the Eastern and Western fronts.Even as the Nazi cause faced inevitable defeat these units fought with fanatical and disturbing bravery and after defeat in May 1945, elements carried out guerrilla actions in the Bavarian and Austrian mountains.The reader will find much original material on this legendary but distasteful Nazi organization.

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