Blood and Honor: The History of the 12th SS Panzer Division

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Blood and Honor: The History of the 12th SS Panzer Division

Post by gos51 » 15 Aug 2012 20:21

Hi,
anyone have any info on "Blood and Honor: The History of the 12th SS Panzer Division". Due around September from Schiffer, it seems to be re-release of an old Bender title published around 1987, the author Craig W.H. Luther. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Blood and Honor: The History of the 12th SS Panzer Divis

Post by Polizei51 » 16 Aug 2012 05:44

I have the original Bender Title for sale.

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Re: Blood and Honor: The History of the 12th SS Panzer Divis

Post by gos51 » 16 Aug 2012 10:30

Could you please provide details on the original Bender as this would would seem to be the basis for the current book. As in what aspects does the Bender Title focus upon, pages, rough pic count? Thank you

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Re: Blood and Honor: The History of the 12th SS Panzer Divis

Post by Dutto1 » 18 Aug 2012 10:54

Hi,

I saw it too on Amazon.It's not giving details on page and picture count but the original had some good photos.Personally out of the two i prefer Hubert Meyer's work The History of the 12 SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend,mainly because it's got lots of eyewitness accounts in and the text is not bad either.I have the original JJF version but an editon is now available through Stackpole at a much cheaper price.

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Ron

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Re: Blood and Honor: The History of the 12th SS Panzer Divis

Post by Polizei51 » 19 Aug 2012 05:49

The Bender book "Blood and Honor" - The history of the 12th SS Panzer Division "Hitler Youth", 1943-1945, has 272 pages and roughly 140 small pictures.

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Re: Blood and Honor: The History of the 12th SS Panzer Division

Post by Cult Icon » 21 Apr 2019 16:19

Does this short book offer much facts and worthwhile analysis/value beyond what Meyer's two volume history offers?

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Re: Blood and Honor: The History of the 12th SS Panzer Division

Post by John P. Moore » 21 Apr 2019 19:12

As is typical of such books, the actual "history" of the "HJ" division is very superficial and effectively ends with the conclusion of the battle of Normandy on page 237. A further 6 pages provide coverage through the end of the war. The author states near the end that his purpose was to "record the fate of a group of young persons". Earlier the author asserted that the "HJ" division had a "brilliant combat record" and was only defeated by numerical Allied superiority and draws a parallel between NATO and the old Warsaw Pact in terms of numbers. The author does mention the murders of over 100 Canadian prisoners.

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Re: Blood and Honor: The History of the 12th SS Panzer Division

Post by Cult Icon » 22 Apr 2019 12:55

Thanks for the review- so the unique point is that it features the recollections of a group of veterans?

This book came up to me as I saw it being sourced for Zaloga's "Smashing Hitler's Panzers".

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