Title BATTLE GROUP PEIPER: AN EPISODE IN THE WAR IN RUSSIA, FEBRUARY 1943.
Publisher Sphere, London, 1985.
Seller ID 17508
186 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0722156294 "The Nazi campaign against the might of Soviet Russia was on a scale that befitted so vast a country. There was no fixed front - attackers broke through, were repelled, suddenly found themselves cut off behind the enemy's forward surge. Those who fell in battle vanished swiftly from sight, shrouded in snow driven before the freezing East wind. Everywhere the hulks of blackened rusting vehicles stood isolated against the all-pervading whitenes s. Somewhere in that icebound wilderness were the survivors of the 320th Infantry Division, caught deep behind enemy lines as surely as any wolf in a hunter's trap. Casualties were high, supplies almost exhausted. The Germans needed eve r y m a n t h e y could get - and so the men of Battle Group Peiper were despatched to rescue the 320th, before they in turn fell victim to the bitter vengeance of the Red Guard and the merciless savagery of the Russian winter...." Interior - ve ry s m al l li g ht f ox ing mark at bottom edge of first page and inside front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, faint crease on spine and also at bottom of front hinge. VG+