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The basis of this book originally appeared in the German language, under the title 'Tiger in Berlin', by Georg Diers. This expanded English language version has the additions of Oskar Schafer's memoirs, obtained face to face, plus also a translation of Henri Fenet's personal memoirs covering his time in Berlin.
Two of these men would be awarded the Knight's Cross towards the end of April 1945, the other would receive the First Class Iron Cross.
Each soldier's recollections are in their words, and paint a vivid picture of what their life was like during the final struggle for the capital of the Third Reich.
There is a foreword from Klaus Grotjahn, who was a 16-year old Luftwaffe Flak helper, sent into Berlin and attached to the SS-Division 'Nordland'. He crossed paths with Diers and some of the other men mentioned in this book.
A5, hardbacked book, full gloss internal pages
102 photographs / documents - the vast majority from the personal archive of Georg Diers
Price is £20.00 (postage to be confirmed at the time of order)
PM me to obtain your copy, or contact me via http://www.lahpublishing.com/
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There seems to be some question as to whether Fenet, at least, was ever awarded the medal he claimed.
It has been discussed here on AHF before:
https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic ... t#p1909569
Unless the authors of this book can come up with some substantive evidence of his awards, I would treat his testimony with some caution.
Unfortunately there is already other material of questionable reliability on the Charlemagne "Division", i.e:
https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic ... s#p1220561
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BTW, can we expect volume 5 of your SS Knight's Cross Holders series to be available anytime soon?