on 18 June 2010
A very well written book giving an introduction to this little known unit. The author describes the background and motivation of the Spanish volunteers who fought against the Soviets. Organisation, leaders and campaigns are also covered.
The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is that the plates are rather bright and the colours not quite right. This is not a great problem as the Division used standard german uniforms and equipment with Spanish badges and awards. The latter are illustrated with description and explanation of their significance.
Osprey books are meant to be an introduction to the subject, obvious by their small size. The author tells us that there has been a lot written about the Division but published in Spanish.
This is one of the few books written in English to provide information about one of the Third Reich's smaller but well motivated allied units.