New Douglas Nash book on the IV SS Panzer Corps

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New Douglas Nash book on the IV SS Panzer Corps

Post by krichter33 » 16 Mar 2019 08:09

Douglas Nash has a new book coming out later this year from Casemate. It is called "Within the Realm of a Dying Sun: IV SS Panzer Corps: From Warsaw to Vienna, 1944-1945."

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1612006353/re ... oks&sr=1-2

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Re: New Douglas Nash book on the IV SS Panzer Corps

Post by Cult Icon » 17 Mar 2019 14:22

Thanks for the post.

"The histories of the first three SS corps are well known – the actions of I, II, and III (Germanic) SS-Panzerkorps and their subordinate divisions, including the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, Das Reich, Hitlerjugend, Hohenstaufen, Frundsberg and Nordland divisions, have been thoroughly documented and publicized. Overlooked in this pantheon is another SS corps that never fought in the west or in Berlin but one that participated in many of the key battles fought on the Eastern Front during the last year of the war – the IV SS-Panzerkorps. "

Not sure what he means by this; at least in english I can only think of one book about the III PzK (Tragedy of the Faithful, Tieke) and a couple that cover IV SS PzK actions to varying extent.

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Re: New Douglas Nash book on the IV SS Panzer Corps

Post by pintere » 17 Mar 2019 23:56

Great news! Yep, all things considered I think that's the only SS Panzer Corps not to have been the subject of an English book yet. Nice to see it done by someone like Nash as well.

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Re: New Douglas Nash book on the IV SS Panzer Corps

Post by Cult Icon » 18 Mar 2019 21:50

The fighting of IV SS PzK and XXXIX PzK near Warsaw July 44-Nov 44 was one of the most intense fighting of the late war (5.SS and 3.SS lost most of their strength by Sept 44)- definitely undercovered although there is some material that covers aspects of it.

If this is accurate, it's going to be a short book:

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Casemate (November 19, 2019)

Table of Contents

Contents

Forward
Illustrations
Maps
I: Early Formation 1943 – 44
II. Role of a corps headquarters
III: Command and Staff
IV: The Divisions: Wiking and Totenkopf
V: Activation 19 - 28 July 1944
VI: Initial Commitment to Battle 28 July 1944
VII: The Defense of Warsaw
VIII: Relief of Budapest
IX: Operation Spring Awakening
X: Retreat and Defense of Vienna
XI: Withdrawal and Surrender
XII: Appendices:
Command and Staff
Organization
Battle Calendar
Subordinated Divisions
XIII: Bibliography
XIV: Index

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Re: New Douglas Nash book on the IV SS Panzer Corps

Post by chinesefox » 19 Mar 2019 13:55

far less than 240 pages(start from chapter V to chapter Xi ) to cover roughly 9 months of operation.

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Re: New Douglas Nash book on the IV SS Panzer Corps

Post by Cult Icon » 19 Mar 2019 15:45

This detailed book covers the Konrad operations quite well. :

https://www.amazon.com/Sword-Behind-Shi ... way&sr=8-1

This was written by the Ia of the 6.SS PzA

https://www.amazon.com/Drama-Between-Bu ... 1-fkmrnull

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