Monday 10 May 2021

Book Review: Hitlerjugend, 12th SS Pz Div, Normandy, Saunders/Hone.

Superb! A thoroughly gripping account of the role of the SS Hitlerjugend’s role in the  Normandy ‘44 campaign. From the units creation, to its deployment and combat, opposite British and Canadian forces in the battle for Caen and beyond. Well illustrated with maps and photographs, and enlivened with firsthand accounts, I found this a terrifically engaging and informative read. Highly recommended.


  1. Sounds interesting. I once got to know an old boy who'd been in the division, wounded and captured in Normandy, who lived out his life in rural Herefordshire - there'd been a POW camp nearby during the war. He once said to me: "We were the do or die boys: if we were told to take a position, we took it." and, after a pause, "All my comrades were killed." Funny old world.

    1. Wow! I assume he's passed away now? Would've been great to have heard his views on this book. Thanks for the feedback.