PK CAMERAMAN N.2 12.SS-PANZER-GRENADIER-DIVISION 'HITLERJUGEND'
Training in Belgium Nov. 1943 to Mar. 1944
Autore: Remy Spezzano, Fred Richter
La riproduzione, in molti casi a piena pagina (30 x 30), delle foto scattate da fotografi professionisti e corrispondenti di guerra della Propaganda Kompanie (PK) di soldati della 12.SS divisione Panzer-Grenadier e del loro equipaggiamento. Ogni immagine viene corredata da esaustiva didascalia.
PK CAMERAMAN is a unique in-depth study of the German Wehrmacht (Armed Forces) photographed by Kriegsberichter (war correspondents) of the Propaganda Kompanie (PK). Presented in an extra-large 12” x 12” format with full-page and double-page spreads, this photo book series offers the enthusiast an up-close view of the German soldier, his weapons and equipment. SS-KB Wilfried Woscidlo and KB Bernhard Kurth are the featured photographers. Three rolls of film are presented which depict the 12. SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Hitlerjugend” during training in November 1943 in Beverloo, Belgium, and undergoing inspection and evaluation by Generalfeldmarshall von Rundstedt in March 1944. Complimented by detailed captions and maps, this second installment of PK CAMERAMAN is a thorough photographic study of the Kriegsberichter’s craft, as well as a rare and fascinating inside look at a newly formed Waffen-SS division preparing to meet the Allied invasion of Fortress Europe.
PK Cameraman No.2: 12.SS-Panzer-Division ‘Hitlerjugend’ features photographs taken by SS-KB Wilfried Woscidlo and PK-KB Bernhard Kurth depicting the newly formed 12.SS-Panzer-Division ‘Hitlerjugend’ training in Belgium in early 1944. Highlights include Woscidlo’s photos of the young Panzergrenadiers on manoeuvres with motorcycles and field artillery and Kurth’s photos of their inspection by Generalfeldmarschall von Rundstedt on 8 March 1944.
Other senior officers appearing in this publication include the divisional commander Fritz Witt, regimental commanders Kurt Meyer and Wilhelm Mohnke, and 1.SS-Panzer-Korps commander Sepp Dietrich.
The book includes striking images of half-tracked armoured fighting vehicles and prime movers such as the Sd.Kfz.251 and Sd.Kfz.7, respectively, as well as the Panzerkampfwagen IV. An abundance of camouflage attire is also on display, showing the full range of Waffen-SS foliage patterns applied to helmet covers and smocks, plus the distinctive Italian M29 camouflage material used for various garments such as trousers and coveralls. The large inventory of machine guns boasted by 12.SS-Pz.Div. is clearly evident in these photos, with the formidable MG-42 appearing throughout this detailed chronicle of the formation’s development.
These images are vividly brought to life by the high-resolution photo reproduction, digital enhancement and restoration incorporated into the production of this edition. A further appreciation of the photography is acquired via the extensive and meticulously researched captions written from a technical, tactical, and historical perspective.
Additional information is provided through a concise essay on the division, a map showing its pre-invasion deployment in Belgium, and profiles of the two featured Bildberichters (photojournalists). This combination of exacting aesthetic and editorial criteria represents the highest qualitative standards in military photo reference books, which is the hallmark of RZM Publishing.
Interamente illustrato con foto e mappe in bianco e nero
30,5 x 30,5