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Hitler's Flemish Lions: The History of the SS - Freiwilligen Sturmbrigade and Division Langemarck (Hitlers Legions 2) Hardcover – 20 Jan 2008

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Spellmount; 1st edition (20 Jan. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862273855
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862273856
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,798,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Jonathan Trigg served with the rank of Captain in the Royal Anglian Regiment in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and the Middle East. His first volume in this series, about the French Division Charlemagne, sold out very quickly. The third volume, due in summer 2008, is The History of the Muslim SS. This series is a must for all those interested in the greatest fighting force ever assembled and uniquely, its motivation.

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In the second book of this series, Trigg maintains the high standards he set with his first one. New information, never seen before pictures, and first hand accounts make for a worthy addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in this fascinating niche of military history. Contrary to the opinions of 'Landser expert' though, this book can ONLY possibly be of interest to someone already familiar with general WWII military history who wants to delve a little deeper. Highly recommended.
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I found this book much more interesting than I'd expected. It's obviously the product of considerable research and although the author is not a writer of flair it is a readable work. This is one of the lesser known SS divisions but Trigg, a former Royal Anglian officer, has compiled a full history of its active service. Not only that but he provides a concise background lesson on Belgian history, showing the fault lines between Fleming and Walloon and the tensions that led to Flemish empathy with the Nazis. The Flemings fought well and produced some remarkable soldiers in the attritional battles of the Eastern Front. In spite of the ghastliness of the Nazi regime and the repulsive rationale behind the Waffen SS, one can feel some admiration for these men. What a pity that their service was not in a worthier cause. One must congratulate the author on shining a bright light on this little known wartime formation, its service and the background from which it grew.
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Amazon.com: 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well researched book on little known unit 24 Nov. 2008
By William C. Mcdaniel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
very well written book combining both the "big picture" and more personal recollections.perhaps a bit steep in the list price but very reasonable at the amazon price.lots of good pictures and new information as well.alot of the ss books are simply same info reformated,not here.looking forward to authors next project
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A pitty... 20 May 2015
By A Flemish reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The book contains mistakes.... Réne Lagrou didn't die during the war .... he died In Spain in 1969 ...
A pitty that important facts like these are not checked before publishing ...
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great contribution to military history 7 Mar. 2010
By Michael - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
In the second book of this series, Trigg maintains the high standards he set with his first one. New information, never seen before pictures, and first hand accounts make for a worthy addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in this fascinating niche of military history. Contrary to the opinions of 'Landser expert' though, this book can ONLY possibly be of interest to someone already familiar with general WWII military history who wants to delve a little deeper. Highly recommended.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars mediocre book 22 Feb. 2009
By Landser expert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If you are looking for a general overview of this group of Belgiums with limited combat excerpts, this book is for you. I do not recommend it for anyone with a more in depth knowledge of World War Two interested in what went thru the minds of people that fought on the side of Germany.
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