Siegrunen 80. Second Edition (March 2012). In 2008, Siegrunen entered is 32nd year of publication. This is Siegrunen's second book-length issue. A few “book” issues were published some years ago, but this format is much better. This new format for Siegrunen will provide more content, including some revised reprints from out-of-print back issues. Siegrunen grew out of the editor Richard Landwehr's inability to locate any adequate amount of published, accurate material on the Waffen-SS and in particular, the non-German volunteer units, in the 1960s, so he took a chance that by publishing a journal he might attract more sources of “good” information, and it worked. He also strongly felt that the “volunteers” were being given the shaft by the mainstream media, if they were ever mentioned at all. The “establishment” defamation was, and remains, staggering. It did not take him very long to discover that these were not criminals, but for the most part, were above-average individuals, highly motivated, skilled and courageous who happened to belong to an elite military organization (the Waffen-SS), that was so far ahead of its time that we still have not yet caught up to it. Contents: * Preface * Swiss Volunteers of the Waffen-SS * Letters From the Germanic Volunteers of the Waffen-SS * The Latvian Border Guard Regiments Attached to the Waffen-SS * Waffen-Untersturmführer der SS Janis Dzenis * VI. SS Army Corps (Latvian) and the Third Battle for Kurland * Waffen-SS Personalities * A Waffen-SS Marriage in Prague * The Leather Jacket: An Incident in the History of the 24.Waffen-Gebirgs (Karstjäger) Division der SS * Cherkassy Pocket: The Final Figures * Reassembly Area of the 33.SS-Volunteer Grenadier Division “Charlemagne” * Waffen-SS Miscellany * SS Special Staff Rode * Photo Essay: SS-VT Armored Car Reconnaissance Troops in 1938 * More Dutch Knight’s Cross Holders? * A Bulgarian Volunteer in the Waffen-SS * The Oldest Swedish Volunteer in the Waffen-SS * 88 B&W photos and illustrations * 1 map * 1 color painting * 1 color map/insignia chart.