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The Eastern Front: Memoirs of a Waffen SS Volunteer, 1941-1945

The Eastern Front Memoirs of a Waffen SS Volunteer A gripping first person memoir of soldierly sacrifice heroism and fierce combat against numerically superior Soviet forces during World War II by a charismatic Belgian writer and politician turned W

  • Title: The Eastern Front: Memoirs of a Waffen SS Volunteer, 1941-1945
  • Author: Leon Degrelle
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A gripping first person memoir of soldierly sacrifice, heroism and fierce combat against numerically superior Soviet forces during World War II, by a charismatic Belgian writer and politician turned Waffen SS front line infantryman In a laudatory review appearing in an official US Army Department magazine, US Army Brigadier General John C Bahnsen wrote The pace of theA gripping first person memoir of soldierly sacrifice, heroism and fierce combat against numerically superior Soviet forces during World War II, by a charismatic Belgian writer and politician turned Waffen SS front line infantryman In a laudatory review appearing in an official US Army Department magazine, US Army Brigadier General John C Bahnsen wrote The pace of the writing is fast the action is graphic, and a warrior can learn things from reading this book I recommend its reading by students of the art of war It is well worth the price Here is the epic story of the Walloon Legion, a volunteer Belgian unit of the World War II pan European SS force, as told by the legendary figure whose unmatched frontline combat experience and literary talent made him the premier spokesman for his fallen comrades Captures the grit, the terror and the glory of Europe s crusade against Communism in absorbing prose Includes fascinating first person descriptions of Hitler, Himmler and other Third Reich personalities Degrelle vividly describes how he and his comrades endured danger, privation and torrents of shot and shell on the sun baked steppes of Ukraine, at the foothills of the Caucasus, in the depths of bone chilling winter, through the stinking mud and the flaming hell of Cherkassy, and across the rolling plains of Estonia and the Pomeranian lake country You ll learn what moved the 35 year old Degrelle a brilliant intellectual and his country s most colorful political leader to enlist as a private in the volun teer legion he himself organized to join with Third Reich Germany and its allies in their titanic fight against the Bolshevik enemy.

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    About "Leon Degrelle"

    1. Leon Degrelle

      Walloon politician, founder of the Walloon Autorian Catholic movement Rex and volunteer of the Waffen SSDegrelle was active as a journalist in Spain and rumours are that the comic strip character Tin Tin was based on Degrelle Tin Tin resembled Degrelle in appearance and in an early comic he was holding a newspaper, with the same name Degrelle had worked for Degrelle was also active in the Belgian Catholic Party of which he splitoff in 1935 when he formed the Rex movement After Belgium was defeated by Germany, Degrelle joined the Wehrmacht In 1943 he and all the other Wallonians were transferred to the Waffen SS The Wallonian Waffen SS fought at the Eastern front.After the war Degrell fled to Spain and was the head publisher for the group C rculo Espa ol de Amigos de Europa Degrelle died in 1994 in a Spanish hospital.

    763 Comments

    1. Excellent read from a pro-German, pro-Hitler perspective.This is one of the few SS memoirs I have read in which the author details the eastern front from a pro-Hitler perspective. The author never looses faith in the ideals of Hitler or the cause against anti-communism.


    2. Degrelle is a happy coincidence of a brave soldier, political thinker and great storyteller. Sometimes a bit too much romantic and too much detailed description of the landscape and nature but still an outstanding adventure and a very entertaining book from a superb warrior.


    3. I thought that this would be a good follow up to Kaisergruber's 'We Will Not Go To Tupase' in light of their both being Belgian volunteers and Rexists, and I was not disappointed.It provided some insight into the Rexist Movement, of which I knew nothing, and provided many interesting contrasts in the telling of similar experiences, albeit at different levels.There is no doubt that Degrelle has told his story with a great deal of omissions, but I didn't feel that this detracted from the book at a [...]


    4. Remarkable from many perspectives. Degrelle is a wonderful writer, an established Belgian political leader and a man of amazing valor and incredible luck enduring over three years in almost constant combat and surviving over a score of wounds and other injuries.His perspective is also complex, idealistic, and not without merit. Opposed to the European war and a neutral until June 22, 1941, when Germany struck the Soviet Union, he saw the future of Europe as preferable under German leadership tha [...]


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